Anders experienced her first hurricane at age 6, and that was the first of many hurricanes and tropical storms that this island dwelling educator has lived through. In addition to her personal experiences, she will share the scientific information that will help us better understand this phenomenon.
Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes the public to learn about turtles, tortoises, and terrapins in a presentation by Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. This free presentation will take place at 1 pm on Friday, July 13 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is very limited, so reservations are required to attend, please call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your seat.
What are the differences between turtles, tortoises, and terrapins? The most common of these reptiles living among us are the Gopher Tortoises, Kemp’s Ridley, and Loggerhead Sea Turtles. However, most people are unaware that the only known species to live in brackish water, the Diamondback Terrapin, is right in our backyard. Anders will share with attendees her experiences with sea turtles over the last 25 years, including stories and facts regarding these animals, which can literally be traced to the age of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.