North Carolina Sea Turtle Project
|Goal||Monitor sea turtle activity along the entire coast of NC.|
|Task||Spot, record, protect sea turtles.|
|Where||North Carolina United States|
The North Carolina Sea Turtle Project trains volunteers to monitor sea turtle activity along the entire coast of North Carolina.
There are a number of ways that your citizen science efforts can help protect sea turtles in North Carolina. Volunteers are needed to:
- walk small sections of beach each morning from May to August to look for turtle tracks and nests
All the data collected by the project are organized and disseminated to the state and federal agencies that use the information to make management decisions.
The North Carolina Sea Turtle Project, run by the state Wildlife Resources Commission's Division of Wildlife Management, is committed to monitoring North Carolina's sea turtle population. The project would not be possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers!
As seen in Chapter 8 of Citizen Science by Caren Cooper.
|How to Join||
To become involved and learn about the needs of your local North Carolina Sea Turtle Project, contact the beach coordinator specific to your area on the following webpage: http://www.seaturtle.org/groups/ncwrc/volunteer.html
For general information or if your beach is not listed, contact the project coordinators:
Gear varies greatly depending on volunteer activity. Refer to the project handbook for full details: http://www.seaturtle.org/PDF/NCWRCNorthCarolinaWildlifeResourcesCommission_2006_HandbookforseaturtlevolunteersinNor.pdf
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||in oceans, lakes, ocean, rivers, streams|
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