“Give sea turtles a special holiday gift”

Give yourself and a sea turtle a special holiday gift this season.

Plan to be an Eco-Volunteer
Help the sea turtles.
Experience sustainable travel with do your part to help save sea turtles.
Your next vacation could be the most important of your life.

Depending on your age you might travel to Costa Rica, the east coast South Carolina or Florida or even Texas or California. Turtles breed in many places around the US, Central America and the

Eco-Volunteer Adventure in Costa Rica for those 18 years and older.
For 2nd through 8th grade Barrier Island Center offers a summer camp program for students entering 2nd through 8th grades!

Ages 12 to 112 an 8 day turtle conservation trip includes tagging  Flatback Turtle population during this rewarding travel experience. Located in the breathtaking natural surrounds of Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, this scientific research program collects valuable data on nesting Flatback Turtles.

With the guidance of a Conservation Volunteers marine species specialist, volunteers spend their days patrolling sections of the beach and assisting researchers.

This fun and educational opportunity blends research with an exotic location to get you involved in protecting endangered sea turtles.
•    Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) (right)

•    Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

(left)

 

 

Young leatherback

•    Leatherback turtle (right) (Dermochelys coriacea)

 

Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricate

Every year from June to September these endangered marine turtles come to lay their eggs in the white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean coasts. Now this unique and amazing sight can be witnessed on Cozumel Island!

Internships available for 2011

The internships are offered from mid March – mid August of each year. We offer wages and housing on the island. Students participate in all three missions of the organization. They will learn medical treatment, triaging, calculating dosages, and tagging under our rehabilitation mission. They will be required to give short educational tours to the public. They will be conducting beach patrols to look for nesting turtles and their tracks for the protection of nests under our conservation program. Interns will travel to Mexico to the largest nesting beach for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle to train. For more information

If you really love sea turtles, sign up today. -Mother Nature thanks you!


Resources

Excerpts courtesy of    http://bit.ly/9Av1Sz

Excerpts courtesy of   http://bit.ly/cZ3NRh

Excerpts courtesy of  http://www.tourstogo.com.au/tour/30015-8-day-turtle-conservation/

Eco-volunteers http://www.conserveturtles.org/volunteer-research-programs.php

Image courtesy of

Image Flatback turtle http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/images/tsd05flatback-turtle.jpg  http://bit.ly/bvy2BJ

Image 2. Loggerhead  http://www.answersingenesis.org/assets/images/articles/aqua/Loggerhead_Sea_Turtle.jpg

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