This past Friday our first intern, Hilary Kordecki, arrived from Atlanta. She goes to Ohio State for Animal Biology and she is very excited to be involved in our turtle project this summer.
We had a DNR training program held at the Edisto Beach State Park Environmental Learning Center this past Saturday. Volunteers and permit holders involved in turtle patrols in Edisto all came out. It was great seeing our lovely volunteers and catching up since last turtle season.
A beach session followed the classroom presentation. Fake egg chambers filled with ping-pong balls allowed volunteers to practice probing and nest relocation.
We are excited for this 2016 season!
Sea Turtle Specialist