FAU turtle exhibit travels to Museum of Discovery & Science


Turtle Travels presented by Florida Atlantic University is on display at the Museum of Discovery & Science through Jan. 5.

Turtle Travels is a hands-on exhibit that allows visitors of all ages to discover fascinating facts about what it’s like to be a turtle — how turtle bodies adapt themselves to many different habi-tats, why turtles need shells, the kinds of hazards they encounter in the wild and why turtles have been important to many different cultures.

“We are excited the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is a part of the journey for those exploring the MODS’ Turtle Travels exhibition this fall,” said Ata Sara-jedini PhD, professor and dean of FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. “Dr. Jeanette Wyneken’s sea turtle conservation research featured in the exhibit is focused on sea turtles right here on our local beaches. It is important to recognize the critical work performed by our scien-tists, such as Dr. Wyneken, whose novel findings help save endangered sea turtles not only in Florida, but around the world.”