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Free Turtle Talk kids activity

Turtles Australia and RiverConnect present Turtle Talk these school holidays on Friday 19 January. Long Necked, Short necked, Broad shelled, Eastern, Western, Murray and Manning Rivers - learn all about native freshwater turtles during this interactive activity featuring a live turtle exhibit!

Greater Shepparton City Council’s Manager Sustainability and Environment Greg McKenzie encouraged people to come along. “Attendees will discover the variety of freshwater turtles that live in our local waterways, with a rare opportunity to view turtles up close and learn more about the lives of these interesting reptiles.”

“This is a great family friendly school holiday activity where the kids can learn about turtles and have fun at the same time,” said Mr McKenzie.

Turtles Australia focus on the preservation of Australian freshwater turtles through educating the public and conducting research about the endangered Broad Shelled turtle and the threatened Murray short necked turtle which are both found in our local waterways. Learn how to identify turtles, their life history, threats to our local populations, and how we can help to protect these fascinating animals.

Event details:
Date: Friday 19 January
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Goulburn River, Marungi Street carpark near the Italian Social Club.

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting RiverConnect on or 5832 9700.


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