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Meeting Announcement - N.E.S.T. at Mid-Atlantic Turtle Society October Meeting


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

Below is the Press Release for the MATTS October 6, 2012 meeting featuring Marilyn Seals from the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.):

Press Release

Interested in sea turtles? Curious about what organizations within the United States are doing to protect and rehabilitate endangered sea turtle species? Want to learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society (MATTS), a non- profit group dedicated to promoting and supporting the study and conservation of chelonians in the Mid-Atlantic area? On Saturday October 6th, Marilyn Seal, Education Coordinator for the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.), a non-profit group in North Carolina, will give a presentation about sea turtle conservation. Come join MATTS, meet members and listen to this fun and informative speaker!
N.E.S.T. Inc. is a non-profit stranding response and rehabilitation organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtles and other protected marine wildlife on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is N.E.S.T. Inc.’s commitment to contribute to the preservation of these species through research and rescue efforts and to foster greater understanding and appreciation of these species and their habitat through education and enhanced public awareness. As a group, N.E.S.T. provides major support for the rehabilitation of the injured at their sea turtle rehabilitation center at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, providing tank maintenance, nurturing, and feeding 7 days a week. The treatment and release of injured sea turtles back into the wild is a major contribution to the future of the species.
As Education Coordinator for N.E.S.T., the speaker, Marilyn Seal, shares the mystery of sea turtles with youth and adult groups, brings awareness of their unique contributions to the ecosystem, and encourages marine conservation by emphasizing the significance of preserving these animals as a marine flagship species. Ms. Seal has degrees in biology and business. After raising her 6 children and 20 years of working in office management, she began working for N.E.S.T. as a volunteer. That was when she was introduced to citizen science and sea turtles. Combining her enthusiasm for working with youth, the opportunity to contribute to environmental awareness as well as living next to the Atlantic Ocean, she was hooked.
The October 6th meeting will be at the Banneker Museum in Oella, Maryland from 6 –8:30 pm. The address is 300 Oella Ave, Oella, MD 21228. For more information about MATTS or N.E.S.T. Inc., visit www.midatlanticturtles.org/ and www.nestonline.org/.




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