Turtle Connections

by  Reef Authority (Australia)

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Gain an understanding of the biology and adaptations of sea turtles, including their life cycles, breeding migrations and feeding adaptations. Using case studies from the Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital, we will examine the impact of marine debris and look at how sea turtles are affected by other human threats worldwide, and what actions are being taken to help protect sea turtle populations.

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About This Program


By Request: $155.00

Program fee listed in Australian Dollars .


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

None/No Minimum.

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest around 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, STEM Ecology

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is located in Townsville, Queensland in Australia. We usually conduct virtual field trips during daylight hours [8:00 am - 4:00 pm] on weekdays [Australian/Queensland time]. To work out what times this would convert to in your time zone; we suggest using the time zone converter website link: www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc Depending on your time zone, it may mean that you would have to conduct the video conference to us after school hours. If this is the case, we suggest that you host a parent evening at your school as this provides an opportunity to showcase students’ work and videoconferencing technology at the same time. You may like to call it a ‘Turtle Connections to the Great Barrier Reef – Australia’.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made no less than 48 hours prior to the event. Cancellations within 48 hours may incur the full fee being invoiced to your school.

About This Provider

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Reef Authority (Australia)

Townsville, Queensland

Wherever you are in the world, experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef through a Reef Education virtual learning experience. Transport your classroom 'down-under' to Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, and interact with our marine educators as your learn about the Reef. With a number of virtual learning experiences on offer, you are sure to find a program to suit your teaching and learning requirements. They are an exciting, stimulating and easy way to involve and engage students in learning about a variety of topics relating to the Great Barrier Reef.

Craig McGrogan

Program Details


1. This program begins with an introduction to the Great Barrier Reef and the species of Marine Turtle found in Australian waters.
2. We then discuss Marine Turtle adaptations and their life-history [life-cycle]
3. We consider the main conservation threats facing Marine Turtles and how we might reduce these.
4. Participants will visit the Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital and meet current patients and learn about how they are cared for.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers throughout the session.


Participants will::
1. Develop an appreciation of the types, adaptations and life-history of Marine Turtles
2..Understand the major threats facing Marine Turtles
3. Consider the ways we can reduce these threats as a global community.