Wildlife Education Series

The Wildlife Education Series is a monthly educational discussion covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Animal Behavior, Veterinary and Conservation Sciences held at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. The format of the seminars will vary based on the topic and speaker, from lecture to problem based learning, and will be geared to inquisitive individuals who are eager to learn and ask questions.

Students: Free with i.d
Members: $8
Non-members: $10

Wildlife Education Series Dates
January 10th at 6:00pm – New Insights into the Biology of the White Shark
February 7th at 6:00pm – Narragansett Bay Coyote Study
March 7th at 6:00pm – Data-logging Loggerheads – A Story About Sea Turtles in the Greater Atlantic Region

 

 

Data-logging Loggerheads: A story about sea turtles in the Greater Atlantic Region

This talk will start with a short description of the types of sea turtles present in the Greater Atlantic Region (offshore of Maine through North Carolina).  Heather will discuss the types of data loggers that she and colleagues have placed on sea turtles in the region, focusing on a collaborative program that has placed more than 200 data loggers on loggerhead sea turtles.  Photographs and video of the tagging process and turtles at sea will be presented, and the resulting data and its contribution to our understanding of sea turtle behavior and distribution will be discussed.

Heather lives with her family in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  She received a Master’s Degree in Biological Science from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a PhD in Oceanography from Louisiana State University.  She has worked since 2003 as a Research Fisheries Biologist at the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA.  Heather works together with a team of collaborators from federal agencies, academia, and non-governmental organizations to study sea turtle ecology in the Greater Atlantic Region.


 

All attendees will receive a 15% off certificate for Not Your Average Joe’s which can be redeemed on the evening of each lecture. nyaj_vertical