Should be shell of a time

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Peo­ple will be talk­ing rep­tiles with Tur­tles Aus­tralia on Fri­day while dis­cov­er­ing a va­ri­ety of fresh­wa­ter tur­tles that live in the re­gion’s wa­ter­ways.

As part of Ac­tiv­i­ties in the Park, RiverCon­nect will run the in­ter­ac­tive tur­tle event at SPC Kid­sTown’s am­phithe­atre.

Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­ment man­ager Greg McKen­zie said fam­i­lies were en­cour­aged to come along.

‘‘Fam­i­lies who are look­ing for a fun, ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for the kids these hol­i­days are more than wel­come to come along and learn about tur­tles in a fun, ex­plor­ing en­vi­ron­ment,’’ Mr McKen­zie said.

He said the event would be a rare op­por­tu­nity to view tur­tles up close and learn more about the lives of these in­ter­est­ing rep­tiles.

‘‘They will be able to see the tur­tles up close and both the chil­dren and adults will learn some­thing about our lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment,’’ Mr McKen­zie said.

‘‘They can also make a day out of it and ex­plore the play equip­ment Kid­sTown has to of­fer.’’ ● For a gold coin do­na­tion, Tur­tle Talk will be on Fri­day, from 10 am to noon at SPC Kid­sTown am­phithe­atre, 7287 Mid­land Hwy, Mooroopna. Book­ings are es­sen­tial and can be made by email­ing RiverCon­nect at rivercon­[email protected]­par­ton.vic. gov.au or phon­ing 5832 7000.

THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE TUR­TLES UP CLOSE AND BOTH THE CHIL­DREN AND ADULTS WILL LEARN SOME­THING ABOUT OUR LO­CAL EN­VI­RON­MENT. — GREG MCKEN­ZIE

Learned lots: Si­b­lings Jaxan, 9, and Thea McDon­ald, 4, en­joy­ing last year’s Tur­tle Talk.

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