Saving Sea Turtles

Join us this Thursday for a Free Lecture!


 June 27, 7-8 p.m.
Children's Museum of The Upstate

300 College Street (Use side entrance off Academy Street)

SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
The Greenville Zoo will host Kelly Thorvalson, a native of Georgetown, SC and the Conservation Programs Manager at the South Carolina Aquarium. Thorvalson will discuss how the South Carolina Aquarium is not only triaging sick and injured sea turtles in the Sea Turtle Care Center but working to mitigate environmental risk factors and help advance sea turtle conservation initiatives in relation to plastic pollution, sea level rise, climate change and sustainable seafood.
Adults and children are welcome. If possible, pre-register.



Kelly Thorvalson

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kelly Thorvalson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston and began working with the South Carolina Aquarium in 1999, a year before the Aquarium opened its doors. In addition to helping build the initial animal collection, Kelly helped with the first sea turtles admitted for rehabilitation. For 12 years, Kelly managed the Sea Turtle Care Center, greatly developing the program including a major expansion that opened in 2017. In Kelly‚Äôs current position as Conservation Programs Manager, she is helping to advance sea turtle conservation initiatives in relation to plastic pollution, sea level rise, climate change and sustainable seafood. 


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