Hands-on week puts tur­tles in spot­light

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

A Kar­ratha pri­mary school has teamed up with the West Pil­bara Tur­tle Pro­gram to give its stu­dents a valu­able in­sight into our re­gion’s tur­tles.

Bayn­ton West Pri­mary School stu­dents spent a whole week learn­ing about tur­tles last month in cel­e­bra­tion of world tur­tle day.

Dur­ing the week stu­dents learnt how hu­man fac­tors could af­fect tur­tles and what is needed to help pro­tect them.

The De­part­ment of Parks and Wildlife loaned the school some tur­tle skulls and tur­tle arte­facts so chil­dren could gain some hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence.

The chil­dren have now par­tic­i­pated in a colour­ing-in com­pe­ti­tion to help spread aware­ness.

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