Want to learn how robots can help scientists study sea turtles? Ever wonder how sea turtle hatchlings find their way to the ocean? Did you know that bright lights near the coastline can decrease the survival rate of baby sea turtles? Anna Windle, master’s student at Duke University, will demonstrate how she used a terrestrial rover to study the negative effects of light pollution on nesting sea turtles, and explain how people can help solve this problem.
Advance registration for this free event is recommended, but not required, at www.tinyurl.com/TSCwhiteville.