DATE: January 25, 2023
ZOOM LINK: Register here, and you’ll receive the link via email the morning of Jan 25
Chief Conservation Officer Amy Bonka, phD, with Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dr. Bonka has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in marine science. Following graduation, Amy spent several nesting seasons working with Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. Inspired by this work to focus on the Kemp’s ridley during graduate school studies, she obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research has focused on the ecology, biology, and conservation of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, Texas’s state sea turtle!
Sea Turtle Inc. has a mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles. They aim to educate the public through engaging programs for people of all ages, and lead conservation efforts for sea turtles on South Padre Island, right here in Texas.
Students and their parents should join this session armed with questions and ready to learn more about marine biology, conservation work, and research-based graduate studies.
We encourage families to visit Sea Turtle, Inc on Facebook for more facts on videos.
Sea Turtle, Inc, also has a great series of videos on YouTube if students want to see baby sea turtles, this is the place to watch.