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Science Saturday - Turtle Tagging!

Turtle Tagging Fun

Sea turtles are attracted to Brewers Bay by the plentiful seagrass beds.

Sea turtles are attracted to Brewers Bay by the plentiful seagrass beds.

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a sea turtle? Here's your chance! Marine biologists and students at the University of the Virgin Islands' Center for Marine and Environmental Studies will host a turtle talk and tagging workshop.

Designed for the whole family, an adult-focused presentation will discuss current and ongoing sea turtle related research and conservation efforts undertaken by CMES faulty and MMES students. A second presentation, given simultaneously, will be youth-oriented and discuss sea turtle biology and conservation within the Territory.

Live Sea Turtles!

Sea turtles ready to be tagged are brought onshore so participants can witness the entire tagging process and ask questions. 

Last but not least, lights refreshments and arts and crafts will round out the day.

Questions?

If you have questions or need directions to the CMES building, contact:
Howard Forbes, Jr.
Office: 340-693-1672
Cell: 340-513-7203
E-mail: howard.forbes@uvi.edu

This event is sponsored by VIMAS and VI-EPSCoR.

Earlier Event: March 19
Afternoon On The Green
Later Event: April 6
VI-EPSCoR Annual Conference