Talking Turtles at LBI Foundation’s Feb. 2 Science Saturday

File photo by Jack Reynolds.

It’s turtle time at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. On Feb. 2, John Wnek of Project Terrapin will lead a special two-part Science Saturday presentation to answer the question “How are the turtles doing?”

A family-friendly program will run from 10 to 11 a.m. as Wnek, a Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science supervisor, explores turtle reproduction in 2018, and details how the diapsids have kept up with sea level rise.

“Bring your family to meet and interact with some of our local turtle species up-close-and-personal,” LBIF membership and community coordinator Jillian Schratz encourages.

“Then, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., adults are invited to join us for a more in-depth discussion focusing on the continuing efforts to understand how derelict fishing gear is impacting Barnegat Bay, including updates regarding bycatch and a project on blue crab captures,” she added.

Science Saturdays at the Foundation feature local experts tackling the scientific, environmental and sustainability issues that most affect our shore community and the surrounding waters. A schedule of all upcoming presentations is available online at lbifoundation.org/science/science-saturdays-3. Lectures will be held every Saturday through April 28, except for April 20.

Admission to Science Saturdays – organized by the LBIF Science Committee – is free for Foundation members. A $5 donation per person is requested from all other attendees.

The Foundation is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org. LBIF is also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

—J.K.H.

Reposted from The Sandpaper