While the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation transitioned to a self-funding model in 2018/19, we cannot provide the beneficial school, public and Skype-in-the-Classroom presentations anymore as was given during the past 10 years in the absence of any grant support whatsoever as well as the loss of the previous significant financial support by the Gnaraloo Station Trust (i.e. the Gnaraloo Pastoral Station) from 1 July 2018 onwards.
We used to offer many educational presentations about sea turtles, marine conservation and the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program from March to May each year both in Australia and for overseas locations to thousands of students, teachers and people. It was a great chance for them to talk to our field scientists and discover more about the environment.
Feedback from the schools
Grade Science classes closed out their year of learning by welcoming an expert from Gnaraloo Sea Turtle Conservation in Western Australia into their classroom via Skype! During the session, students learned about not just the sea turtles but the role we can play in protecting them no matter where we live. Great way to take the conservation learning to the next level! – Mrs Rice, Corbin Middle School, Kentucky, USA
Students were captivated by the presentation delivery and visuals. Definitely aimed at right level and great that students had plenty of time to ask questions and that prior knowledge was established also. Very interesting and students were encouraged to make inferences and draw conclusions. – Mrs Angela Parsons, Hume Anglican Grammar, Mickleham, Victoria, Australia
Thank you so much Alistair Green. You did a fantastic job. I wish from the bottom of my heart that you may succeed in achieving your goals and making all your dreams come true. You indeed inspired my students to look at sea turtles with much awareness and caring. Thanks a lot again. God bless you. – Roshan Kumar, Bandaranayake Central College, Veyangoda, Sri Lanka
On behalf of the Science Department of Mazenod College, I would like to thank you for organising the incursion from the Gnaraloo Sea Turtle Conservation Program. The team presented an excellent presentation for both our year 7’s and for our year 12 Earth and Environmental Science students. The information was very interesting for the group and the upper school students were able to use the project as an example of a successful conservation management program for their environmental studies. – Father Peter Daly OMI, Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, Western Australia
Community and schools may also share in the research work of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation through field excursions during the turtle season.
Learn about sea turtle conservation through our scientific field team videos and discover the fascinating Gnaraloo Wilderness Area!