Visit to "Archelon"
Visit to the premises of Archelon (Society for the Protection of Sea Turtles) in Glyfada, during which the Club’s members watched slides on the dangers to turtles as well as actual live injured turtles in water tanks.
From ten o’clock that morning, the EcoFans Juniors gathered at the tram station in Syntagma to take this green form of mass transportation. Later, they arrived in Glyfada, where they were joined by more young environmentalists to visit Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece. Since 1983, the Society’s primary objective has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles. The EcoFans first viewed a video about the sea turtle and the activities of Archelon with an excellent commentary of our host there. With enthralling anecdotes, she gave us a tour of “sea turtle hospital”, explaining what the turtles suffered from and how they were treated. After all this, this summer, the EcoFans Juniors will know what to do and who to call if they find turtles or turtle nests in need of help. During the summer holidays, the members of the EcoFans Juniors Club will make a difference!