Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Sea Turtles

Food, Fun and Facepaint: 2012 Sea Turtle Festival A Success

It was a beautiful sunny day in Carate, where the fourth annual Osa Peninsula Sea Turtle Festival took place last Sunday, September 23.

The Sea Turtle Festival aims to raise community awareness about the importance of joint efforts in the conservation of sea turtle species that frequent Osa beaches in the nesting months, and to share the objectives and results of Osa Conservation’s Sea Turtle Volunteer program with the community.

People from Carate, and other surrounding areas such as Piro, Rio Oro and Puerto Jimenez made their way out to the festival around 10 am, where they found music, food, drinks, face paint, and educational posters about Sea Turtle activity and Osa Conservation’s work in Piro, Pejeperro and other beaches on the peninsula.

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