Georgia Sea Turtle Center puts lessons online amid closures

Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island, GA. (Source: Georgia Sea Turtle Center)
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JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is holding online lessons for children.

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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island has been streaming live educational videos daily since March 19. The series aims to help children keep learning while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Lessons so far have included segments on the different sea turtle species found in coastal Georgia and a virtual field trip to the marshes of Jekyll Island.

Called “Scute School” after the name for the bony plates that form turtle shells, the series is being streamed on the Facebook pages of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Jekyll Island. New installments are scheduled through at least April 10.

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