Eco Teen: Turtle Researcher

Embrace your teen's passion for the sea, science and sustainability these school holidays! In this full-day experience teens get a taste of real marine research, by sampling for microplastics at the beach; recording data; identifying species; and using turtle-tagging equipment. Turtle Researcher is the perfect program for budding marine biologists and keen eco warriors, as we go deep into what it takes to research, rescue and rehab endangered turtles and fight the plastics plaguing our oceans!

From only: $129

Includes AQWA Entry

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Eco Teen: Turtle Researcher


Duration: 6 hours

Location: Hillarys, WA


  • Beach walk - conduct field microplastic research and reporting as you explore the shore!
  • Guided tour of key exhibits including AQWA's Turtle Rescue Centre; go behind the scenes and get up close to rescue turtles as our Guide feeds them
  • Lunch
  • Turtle biologist lecture: discover identification & observable features, habitats and key ecological role.
  • Turtle researcher lab: use our models to imitate real-life field research such as scanning ID tags, collecting data; hatchling surveying & more
  • Plastics reduction chat; learn about this major threat as you unleash your creativity and make your own eco-alternative products to take home:
  • - Reusable bags with a tie-dye twist
  • - Beeswax food wraps
  • - Take-home Containers For Change collection bag to kick-start your recycling challenge

Availability and bookings:

This exclusive program will run from from 8.45am – 3.00pm on select dates during WA school holidays

Available to teens aged 12-16

Places are strictly limited, bookings are essential.

Bookings are non-refundable

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Good to know:

Must arrive 10 minutes prior to start time for briefing and handover.

Participant to bring water bottle, hat and comfortable shoes.

Parent/guardian must read and provide signed copy of paperwork on arrival.

Once signed-in, children will not be permitted to depart from the program without a parent/guardian.

Parents are not required to stay for the program.

Minimum numbers must be met for program to proceed. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be offered al alternative date, program or refund.

AQWA’s full Terms and Conditions of purchase, entry and/or participation can be read at any time at our website.

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