Sea Turtle Stranding Walk, Gr 3-5

Juvenile sea turtles are found cold-stunned and stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches every year in the late-fall and winter. Join us to learn about the biology of sea turtles and uncover the mystery behind why they strand. Walk the beach to help look for stranded sea turtles and use sea turtle models to get a hands-on perspective of rescue efforts. Discover what steps are taken when a turtle is found and how it is safely transported to the New England Aquarium for rehabilitation.

Program Location(s):

Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet


3, 4, 5


  • 2 Hour Program:
    Flat rate for 1st group (up to 15 students): $180
    Additional groups of 15: $150
    Specialty Science Programs:
    First group (up to 15) for a 2-hour program: $ 230
    Additional groups: $180

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

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