This annual program involves a commitment to 19
Saturday sessions, from the hours of 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.
A nighttime trip to the bioluminescent bay on Culebra is planned
for Saturday, March 9th. Four weekdays during summer break
are scheduled for night patrol and documentation of Culebra's
Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle nesting beaches. (See
Some Saturday classes will be shorter depending
on weather or on the amount of material to cover. No activities
are scheduled for the months of December or July to accommodate
family vacations. Twenty-four (24) total sessions are
scheduled for the year.
||Tired Youth Corps students nearing
the end of an all night sea turtle watch - Playa Brava,
Culebra, Puerto Rico.
|Giant Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea)
sea turtle hatchling - Playa Brava, Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Awards and gift certificates will be given to
those students successfully completing the course. Students
cannot miss more than three sessions to successfully complete
There is no cost to participants, however kids
are encouraged to provide their own masks, fins, and snorkels.
This equipment should be purchased after the student is familiar
with how to select proper fitting gear. CORALations will
also supply snorkel equipment, wet suits and life jackets.
Participating students and parents will be required
to read and sign liability release forms.
If there are more than 15 applicants interested
in participating, older students will be given priority, as
the younger students will have the opportunity to participate
the following year.
All course materials and instruction will be given
in Spanish with English translation provided.
Local teachers are cordially invited to participate.
CORALations | About
Coral Reefs | Ocean
Conservation Youth Corps
P.O. Box 750
Culebra, PR 00775
787-556-6234 / Fax 530-618-4605