JR Life Guards & Jr. Turtle Huggers Unite

Teaching kids to swim and understand the ocean is an investment in Mexico’s future
BY: TOM MORROW

This July, Junior Lifeguard Camp returns to Todos Santos for the fifth straight year. The program is free of charge for local kids who can learn water safety, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and more. Enrollment has increased each summer thanks to the generous support from the community which donated boogie boards, masks and fins, shade tents, sunscreen, bottled water, rash guards, kid-sized wetsuits, and camping equipment.

turtle.jpgMost children in the community of Todos Santos never learn to swim as there is no public swimming pool, and ocean currents are too strong for begining swimmers. the Junior Lifeguards program gives kids a chance to learn to handle themselves in water.

Also, the junior marine biologists work alongside biologists and technicians specializing in sea turtle conservation. They participate in night patrols to snatch turtle eggs from nests, help monitor nests, learn how to inventory nest contents, and help manage hatchling releases. The kids are learning how the incubation greenhouse is operated so they can eventually run the project. These fourth to sixth graders are our conservation experts of the future.

With your help, these organizations can open the door to a whole new world of swimming, environmental awareness, ocean recreation, and conservation. It can give kids the chance to learn to respect the ocean and the environment.

Cash sponsorships may be made at: http://www.todostortugueros.org/sponsor_a_student.html for more information: Tortugueros Las Playitas A. C., tortugueroslasplayitas@gmail.com,

Cell. 612.177.8393, Todos Santos.