Educational Outreach

N.E.S.T. offers educational programs to local communities and to visitors on the needs of  threatened and endangered sea turtles. School groups, event organizers, church groups, scouts and others located in Dare, Currituck or Hyde Counties are encouraged to request presentations on site or at the Wildlife Center in Corolla.  To request an education presentation by N.E.S.T. volunteers contact our Education Chair, Carol Thigpen, at NESTedu@gmail.com.

Educational committee member Gail Baird talks turtles to a grade school group.

Volunteers excavate a successful nest to determine % of eggs that hatched and health of nest. Photo by S. Westheiden

N.E.S.T. volunteer, Elaine Lubosch, in front of educational display at an event