We provided sea turtle conservation conversations, danced a jig for, sang songs with, read to, dug a few sample nests for a variety of groups and participated with outreach, long distance, out of area (Raleigh – Newport News) activities for several thousand children and adults during the year.

Twenty annual events from full elementary school classes to Green Teams, High School Career Day, and 4th grade class sea turtle projects blended in with the Artrageous Art Festival, the Outer Banks Summer Arts, the OBX Marathon, the Master Gardener Spring Flower Show(s) and Surfriders Big Beach Sweep.

N.E.S.T. Thanks the NC Aquariums at Roanoke Island for a wonderful TOTUS opportunity. We added a mini movie projector to our presentation toolsand in our spare time designed and generated 5000 bookmarks explaining beach etiquette, thanks to the donation of funds from Stokesdale Elementary 4th Grade.

 

Take a look at the Turtle Artwork submitted by Grace, Hannah and Zoe from Stokesdale Elementary School. Good Job! Keep coloring and keep sending them in. N.E.S.T. Turtle Artwork