ABQ BioPark Aquarium Talks Turtles
Sea Turtle Awareness Day to teach attendees more about this aquatic animal, its struggle to survive
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Sea turtle numbers are declining, but there is still time to protect this magnificent animal.
The ABQ BioPark invites turtle enthusiasts to learn more about sea turtles and their plight during Sea Turtle Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 21 at the Aquarium.
"This is a fun-filled day of activities, art and films that will include hands-on stations throughout the Aquarium," said Cheri Vogel, ABQ BioPark Aquarium and Botanic Garden education coordinator. "Attendees can discover fun facts, make a children's sea turtle craft and even watch a special showing of Turtle: The Incredible Journey in the Aquarium Theater."
Like many other ocean species, sea turtles are struggling to survive. At this event, attendees will learn about sea turtles' unique biology, the threats facing them in the wild and what ordinary people can do to help them.
Attendees can also stay to watch the Aquarium's turtles Mimi and Jimmy, as they participate in target training with divers in the Ocean Tank. Both turtles have been trained to touch a target with their face in exchange for a stuffed squid treat. Divers enter the tank at 2 p.m.
The event is included with regular admission.
The ABQ BioPark is an accessible facility and a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association. For more