World Turtle News, 04/05/2016

Scientific trip teaches students to be travelers of the world

Bollinger and Michael Marek, an advanced environmental science and chemistry teacher, chaperoned 18 students on a scientific research and immersion trip through Ecology Project International to the Galápagos. Bollinger’s group returned last week. Their work helped scientists in an ongoing research project in Galápagos National Park. A lot of the work centered on the giant tortoises that call the islands home. “It was particularly exciting that these tortoises were members of a new species identified back in October,” Bollinger said. As students located new tortoises, they measured their shells — the top (carapace) and the bottom (plastron) — as well their weight. Click the link to read more about the work they did…

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