Sea turtle conservation volunteers on the Sunshine Coast
  • Protecting marine turtles on Sunshine Coast beaches
    Protecting marine turtles on Sunshine Coast beaches

    A voluntary organisation

    protecting marine turtles on Sunshine Coast beaches

  • Volunteers monitor nesting activity
    Volunteers monitor nesting activity

    Monitoring nesting activity

    from Golden Beach to Point Cartwright

  • Protecting nests from threats
    Protecting nests from threats

    Protecting nests from fox predation

    and other threats

  • Please report fox sightings
    Please report fox sightings

    Foxes are a threat
    to turtle nests

    on the Sunshine Coast

  • Information for schools and kids
    Information for schools and kids

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    for schools

  • Sea turtle conservation volunteers
    Sea turtle conservation volunteers

    Sea turtle conservation volunteers

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Sea turtle information for kids

If you live near one of Earth's beautiful beaches where sea turtles nest, you may have been lucky enough to see nesting females lumbering up the beach, or even hatchlings scurrying down to the ocean.  But whether you live on the coast or in the desert, chances are you will find sea turtles to be pretty fascinating creatures.

To help you learn a bit more about these ancient and beautiful animals we've found a few great websites for you that we think you'll love.

One of our favourite turtle sites for kids is the Turtle Tides page on the Caribbean Conservation Corporation's website. You will find lots of downloads, activities and games to keep you busy and up to date on turtle business - all while you're having lots of fun!

The National Geographic Kids section has some great information and photos of some of the sea turtles. To check out some of what they offer have a look at what they say about Loggerhead turtles in their Creature Feature section.

Kidz Korner on the Turtle Trax website is a fabulous site for kids. You can follow the stories of lots of individual turtles and even watch sea turtles on their TurtleCam.

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a great publication for kids called The Kids Times, which is available online. Several editions of The Kids Times have interesting articles about sea turtles.