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Turtle Centre participates in Cayman Culture Week at CIS

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Turtle Centre participates in Cayman Culture Week at CIS
09Dec 2014

December 9, 2014……Students at Cayman International School learned all about the history of sea turtles in the Cayman Islands last week.

 

Cayman Turtle Centre Curator – Terrestrial Exhibits and Education Programmes, Mr. Geddes Hislop, was invited to Cayman International School to make a presentation on “Sea Turtles of the Cayman Islands” – which focuses on sea turtles and their importance to the Cayman Islands historically and culturally - at the school’s “Cayman Culture Week” on December 2nd.

 

The week-long celebration included musicians, dancers, historians, entertainers, craft makers and artists giving fun and educational presentations and demonstrations.

 

The goal of the observance was to provide a positive and entertaining experience for the children at the school while also giving them a strong sense of identity with the place they are growing up in.

 

The students involved were from Kindergarten (age 5) up to Grade 5 (age 10), and were split into different groups according to age for 4 separate presentations given by Mr. Hislop and tailored to each age level.

 

Education is an important component of the work that is done at Cayman Turtle Centre. Each year, Cayman Turtle Centre hosts over 2000 students on school visits to the park, where they take part in age-appropriate activities and presentations that fit in to their school science and culture programmes.

 

For more information and admission rates, call the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter on 949-3894, email info@turtle.ky or visit www.turtle.ky (ENDS)