Sea Turtles!

Our local Sea Turtle Preservation Society hosted an open house/fundraiser event today in honor of Archie Carr‘s birthday.  For those of you who don’t know, Archie Carr was a famous ecologist who was instrumental in sea turtle conservation.

The boys had a great time checking out all of the exhibits.  They were especially fascinated by the models of sea turtle nests.  Ping pong balls were used in place of real eggs.

Mara Uman Hixon, a local chidren’s book author and conservationist, was there to sign copies of her books.  There were two different books about sea turtles to choose from so I ended up buying one of each for the boys.  We read them tonight for our half an hour of reading for the library’s summer reading program.  It took me the entire half an hour to get through both books.  They were extremely informative and the illustrations were gorgeous!  I was actually quite surprised that the boys paid attention for both stories since they were so long.  That’s the sign of a good book I guess- when they can keep the attention of a 4- and a 6-year-old!

I hope to take the boys to the beach this summer to watch the sea turtles lay their eggs.  It’s such a cool experience!