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Turtle Connections

from Reef HQ Aquarium (Australia)

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provides a fun, educational and interactive introduction to the world of Marine
Turtles and the conservation of these endangered species. Presented by
experienced marine educators, participants go behind the scenes to visit our
turtle hospital, meet the patients and learn how they are cared for.

interaction with our presenters is encouraged
and questions
welcomed throughout the 45 minute session. 

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

None/No Minimum.

Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Career Education, Sciences Ecology

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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: 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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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

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 HQ Aquarium (Australia)

Townsville, Queensland

Wherever you are in the world, experience the Great Barrier Reef through Reef Videoconferencing and Turtle Connections . During these fact-finding sessions, you will interact with highly experienced marine educators as your classroom is transported 'downunder' to Australia's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef. It's easy to connect, and our helpful team will be happy to assist you with the pre-event testing to ensure you can access these unique teaching and learning experiences.

Julie Spencer
+61 7 47500890

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.