More than 220 students from TM Roberts

More than 220 students from TM Roberts

Turtle Day draws the crowds

500 came to check out the annual event, organized by the FWCP, with help from the Rocky Mountain Naturalists.

More than 220 students from TM Roberts, Amy Woodland, Gordon Terrace, St. Mary’s Catholic School, (Kootenay Christian Academy and Parkland Middle School took part in Turtle Day at Elizabeth Lake on April 27.

They discovered what type of food western painted turtles eat by identifying the various insects and creatures caught in their dipnets; examined the remains of a turtle nest and its contents; and had an opportunity to handle young turtles while learning interesting facts about them.

And about 500 people all told came to check out the annual event, organized by theFish and Wildlife Compensation Program, with help from the Rocky Mountain Naturalists.