Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Turtle Release

Last week, Ceiba's 2nd grade class experienced a first... all together... on a field trip. Two rehabilitated loggerhead turtles were released back into the wild at Gnejna Bay in Malta with several school classes observing. How amazing for us to watch as they flipped their way back out to sea!

Nature Trust Malta organized the release and cared for the turtles during their rehabilitation, with the help of some giving volunteers on land and in the sea, helping to guide the turtles back out to the depths and their return to freedom.

The kids enjoyed the lessons about the environment, the importance of recycling and being sure to not let plastic get to the sea. The education portion of the morning was very interesting, a large part of the time dedicated to the turtles' dietary needs and jellyfish education. 

They were proud of their class poster! I enjoyed watching Ceiba really enthralled in the turtles, loving that she was one of the last children to walk away. She is very comfortable and at home at this beach, where we spend weekends as a family whether swimming in the summer or walking the sandy beaches in the winter months. We understand the luxury of living these 2 years beside the sea!

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