Sea Turtles 911 offers 3-7 day school field trips for school groups looking to offer students the chance to experience conservation work firsthand. Students are able to gain hands-on experience with one of the world’s most ancient creatures: sea turtles. Since education is a major part of species preservation and restoration, students are exposed to many different aspects of conservation efforts throughout their stay.
While on these visits, focus will be put on exposing students to the physical work involved in sea turtle conservation as well as to the community education that takes place. Students will perform all daily sea turtle husbandry tasks, as well as weigh and measure sea turtle hospital patients for records to be used in future research. Maintenance work on the floating hospital will also be performed as necessary, including changing nets, picking trash out of enclosures, basic carpentry and painting.
Throughout the stay, various games and activities will take place at different locations including the floating hospital, a local beach, fishermen's floating homes and the primary volunteer house. These activities are aimed at making individuals think about extinction and conservation in a new way.