A group of ECU Honors College students partnered with Love A Sea Turtle for a monofilament recycling service project. Here’s their video recapping the project. “Together, you and me can keep a turtle safe at sea!”
The Turtle Team attended Love A Sea Turtle‘s Conservation Leadership Forum over the weekend. We stayed at BHI Conservancy, participated in a leadership workshop and assisted with conservation efforts on the island.
I had so much fun speaking to 30 third & fourth graders about sea turtles and our upstream downstream connection with water. They assembled 150 personal fishing line recycling containers which we delivered the next day to Rum Runner Dive Shop and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The next 5 camp weeks will be first year campers from 5 different Boys & Girls Clubs. Here’s some camp highlights from the week. They were a great group with so much enthusiasm!
May 23rd is World Turtle Day!
May 17 is Endangered Species Day – Help Them L.A.S.T. – Love A Sea Turtle!
Members from the Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County – Grady White Boats/E.R. Lewis Family Unit and local high school students assembled personal size fishing line recycling containers – a Stow It-Don’t Throw It project. I led the volunteers in a presentation of the importance of our upstream downstream connection through marine debris collection. A local racquet club collected empty tennis ball cans and the fishing line containers will be given to participants in an upcoming fishing tournament sponsored by Grady White Boats.
8 Weeks of UpStream DownStream Connection Camp + 2 Weeks of FoodMASTER Camp
Week 1: June 11-15 (Year 3 Ayden)
Week 2 : June 17 -21 (Year 1)
Week 3: June 24-28 (Year 1), (ECU – FoodMASTER)
Week 4: July 8-12 (Year 1), (ECU – FoodMASTER)
Week 5: July 15-19 (Year 1)
Week 6: July 22-26 (Year 1)
Week 7: July 29-August 2 (Year 2 – North Pitt)
Week 8: August 5-9 (Year 2 – Firetower/Ayden)