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N.E.S.T. Volunteer Louise Vance accepts a donation from Ms. Kubis’ 4th grade class which will assist with education materials.

Volunteers Stephanie Westheiden and Louise Vance for the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) recently traveled to Stokesdale Elementary School near Greensboro to give an educational presentation to Ms. Kubis’ 4th grade class.  At the end of the program, they accepted a very generous gift from the class, a $408 donation.

Discussing how monofilament recycling helps saves sea turtles and other wildlife.

For several years now Stokesdale Elementary School students have raised both monies and awareness for endangered sea turtles.  In the past few years, donations they have made allowed N.E.S.T. to print bookmarks to hand out to visitors on the beach outlining facts and tips to help protect nesting sea turtles on the Outer Banks. This young group of students is helping to make a difference in and outside of their community—a big thanks to this thoughtful and hard working class!

N.E.S.T. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization committed to protecting endangered and threatened sea turtles and their habitat on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It relies solely on funds from private and public sources to support its activities. 

Stokesdale elementary students and parents await the NEST presentation.


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