Reserva Playa Tortuga

Escuela Ballena students visited RPT and released turtles

WhatsApp Image 2017-11-14 at 12.22.51 PM (2)This week Reserva Playa Tortuga was visited by some students of Escuela Ballena, who are part of our “Era Verde” education project, which seeks to promote actions for the sustainable use of natural resources and their conservation through the environmental education integrated into the school curriculum.

WhatsApp Image 2017-11-14 at 12.22.51 PMAs part of this environmental education project, students are taught about recycling, the importance of the oceans, etc. As a closing activity, the children had the opportunity to visit the Playa Tortuga Reserve, where they attended a talk about the projects that take place there, the conservation and protection of turtles, among other topics.

Finally, they visited the turtle hatchery, where part of the staff and volunteers of the Reserva were performing an exhumation, which consists of opening the nests and removing all biological material for further examination. Fortunately, 5 turtles were found in that nest, and they were released at sea by the same students of Escuela Ballena.

 

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