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Fall Harrison Lewis Lecture Series at White Point: Teaming up for Giants of the Sea – Sea Turtles with Kayla Hamelin, Canadian Sea Turtle Network

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Fall Harrison Lewis Lecture Series at White Point: Teaming up for Giants of the Sea, with Kayla Hamelin, Canadian Sea Turtle Network

When: 7:30pm – 8:30pm,  Wednesday Oct. 3

Where: Atlantic Room, Main Lodge, White Point Beach Resort 

Special Guest Speaker Kayla Hamelin, Assistant Director (Conservation and Education), Canadian Sea Turtle Network

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Everyone welcome, FREE admission, simply RSVP you attendance to darlene@whitepoint.com.

Did you know that there are 4 species of sea turtles found in the waters off Atlantic Canada? They are attracted to our ‘Taste of Nova Scotia’ jellyfish! Indeed, June – October is Turtle Season in the North Atlantic, and while many folks will never see sea turtles, like the 2,000 lbs, 6ft long leatherback, or the others who are all endangered species, fishermen will! Join Kayla as she shares insights about sea turtles and the amazing story of the scientists and fishermen in Nova Scotia that are working together to study and conserve these animals. You can help too – Kayla will be inviting you to lend a hand right here in Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Sea Turtle Network is a charitable organization involving scientists, commercial fishermen, and coastal community members that works to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and worldwide.

About our Presenter: Kayla Hamelin, Assistant Director (Conservation and Education), Canadian Sea Turtle Network: Originally from the shores of Georgian Bay, Kayla grew up with a love of water, but her specific interest in the ocean and its creatures was sparked at a young age after a family trip to the Maritimes. Post-secondary studies led her back to the Atlantic coast, where she completed a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Marine Biology and Oceanography at Dalhousie University, and to the Redpath Museum in Montreal, where she earned a M.Sc. in Biology from McGill University. Now, Kayla combines her background in science research with her passion for science education and outreach in her work at the CSTN. She enjoys going to sea on the leatherback field boat, working with citizen scientists, and welcoming visitors to the Canadian Sea Turtle Centre. Outside of work, Kayla loves travelling, hiking, dancing, sewing, and knitting.

Learn more about their work in this great Blog Post on Oceanbite.

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