Turtles of the estuary lecture June 25

Learn about the turtles of the Kennebec Estuary with citizen scientist Karen Robbins
Sat, 06/13/2020 - 7:15am

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Midcoast Conservancy invite the public to learn about the lives of turtles in the estuary! Join Karen Robbins, citizen scientist and amateur herpetologist, for a live webinar on Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 pm to learn about her work with turtles, the species that call the estuary home, and what you can do to help protect them. This free event is great for naturalists 10 years old and up interested in the lives of these shelled reptilians!

Robbins is a local citizen scientist that has studied aquatic species and restored their habitat for the past 20 years. She has conducted long-term movement studies of map turtles for the State of New York and painted turtles here in Maine. Recently, she helped restore an alewife run on Sewall Pond in Arrowsic in collaboration with KELT, the town and state. Currently, she is assisting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife with the assessment of the status of threatened spotted turtles and their habitat here in Maine.

Participants will receive a Zoom link to the web-based lecture following their registration and again before the event. For more information or to register, visit www.kennebecestuary.org/upcoming-events/turtles-2020 or call (207)442-8400. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in the registration link and the chat box during the meeting.

This talk is the first in the “Maine Creatures Great & Small” series co-hosted by KELT and the Midcoast Conservancy this summer. Both organizations are thrilled to be partnering again to host experts sharing information about Maine wildlife including loons, dragonflies, and more! For updates on the upcoming lectures, check the land trust’s websites (www.kennebecestuary.org/upcoming-events or www.midcoastconservancy.org/explore/events/) and social media.