STF in the Field with JCU and St. Patricks College

After a successful classroom talk with Chris Pacey’s Year 11 Marine Science Class at St. Patrick’s College, STF joined forces with the JCU Turtle Health Research team to arrange a special field experience for the students.

On Wednesday September 14th, the St. Patrick’s Year 11 Marine Science Class, JCU Turtle Health Research Group and STF met at Toolakea beach to do some field work in the tidal pools and contribute to long term data collection and monitoring of the juvenile green turtle population at Toolakea. It was a very successful day and a great example of collaboration between the three groups. The girls seemed to have a great day and STF Project Officer, Alice enjoyed another opportunity to get out in the field and assist with both education and marine turtle research.

STF would like to thank Dr. Ellen Ariel making the day possible and her team of volunteers for assisting with the students and the turtles.

Whilst this field experience was a special and rare opportunity for the St. Pat’s girls, STF is able to do class room talks for students of all ages in both the Cairns and Townsville regions. So please send an email to [email protected] if you are a teacher and are interested in having STF come to your classroom to give a talk on marine turtles.