Mrs. Banker’s Expository Writing Classes
Project Ocean can not thank Mrs. Banker and all the students in her expository writing classes for all the amazing work they did to support Project Ocean.
In total, these students submitted 106 poems to the Project Ocean site. Most of the poems written were to show their support for Sea Turtles and how the lack of Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) use is allowing these turtles to remain on the endangered species list. There were even some great poems about sharks, beaches, sunsets, and even a manatee mention.
In addition creating these great poems, the students also commented on two posts that were written by their teacher. The first post was on Supporting Conservation and the second post was again about Turtle Excluder Devices. It was a great pleasure to see that the vast majority of comments were both in favor of supporting conservation and enforcing the use of turtle excluder devices.
While participating on Skype video calls with the two classes, we were also made aware that the students also created posters and a donation collection box in order to show their support and to help gain the support of their peer students and school staff members.
The Thank You
It is very hard to give enough thanks for very personalized support that these students provided. Words simply are not enough. In order to do something special, Project Ocean made a donation to Sea Turtle Conservancy in order to adopt a Green Sea Turtle on behalf of Del Campo High School, Mrs. Banker, and her expository writing students.
As part of this adoption program, a very special green sea turtle in Tortuguero, Costa Rica will one day be tagged with a metal flipper tag that is used to help identify it for nesting trend data. Once the turtle has been identified and tagged it will proudly display the name Campo. Hopefully as time passes we will hear about many sightings of Campo in the Sea Turtle Conservancy Velador newsletter.