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Wild Africa Turtles

Visiting the marine habitats of the western Indian Ocean, this mini safari takes children to the reef and turtle habitats. We learn from an environmental campaigner about the scourge of plastic pollution and how it is affecting turtles. Classes will also visit a nesting site and learn about turtle reproduction and life cycles. Will they see a turtle hatchling emerge ‘live’?

Date TBC
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 7-11

Visiting the marine habitats of the western Indian Ocean, this mini safari takes children to the reef and turtle habitats. We learn from an environmental campaigner about the scourge of plastic pollution and how it is affecting turtles. Classes will also visit a nesting site and learn about turtle reproduction and life cycles. Will they see a turtle hatchling emerge ‘live’?

Science (ages 7-11): life cycles; reproduction; human impact; materials and their properties.

Geography (ages 7-11): location knowledge; climate zones and biomes.

The learning focus for this mini safari is on the ocean habitat and the turtle, specifically the life cycle and reproduction of this charismatic marine reptile. The conservation focus of this mini-safari is on marine plastic pollution, looking at both the importance of advocacy, and individual behaviour change to reduce the harm caused to turtles.