Kids learn to care for sea turtles in after school program

Nov 10, 2022

MARION – To teach the kids at the Marion Natural History Museum’s program about local sea turtles, Sarah Sperber of the National Marine Life Center visited their class.

In the presentation, Sperber went over the different species, what they eat, how they can get injured along our coast.

She also taught the children about the many cold-stunned sea turtles found along Cape Cod and how the NMLC works to rehabilitate them so they can be returned to their natural environment.

The students broke into groups to start measuring models of sea turtles using a variety of instruments and marked up a diagnostic sheet to name their animal, depict where their animal had been injured, the length, weight, and carapace measurements.

This program was made possible by a grant from the Marion Cultural Council. Future programs can be found on the museum’s website at