Winter 2021 Newsletter

A Replica of Arthur Parton’s – Boating by Moonlight, 1878 by Juliana Seedorf

We have a packed newsletter this season! It’s full of wonderful talent from our student volunteers and I can’t wait for you to read it.

We’ve had some new experiences ordered at Avalon this winter! We bundled up to brace ourselves for the brisk weather on the beaches as we searched for cold-stunned sea turtles – luckily we didn’t find any which is a good sign because their heartbeats can down to 1 bpm when this happens! We also hosted a virtual winter lecture series where we learned all about expeditions at sea around the world, the story of microplastics, crocodilians, and using technology to locate nests, harmful algal blooms, how oysters and clams serve as ecosystem engineers in restoring healthy water quality standards, and sharks! it was a fun and safe way to learn from a distance.