Conservation

Meet Delaney: An FLVS Student Turning Conservation into Recreation

By on July 12th, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

At age 13, Delaney Pickering is working to prevent the wasteful use of resources while helping the environment and the creatures that live in it. Delaney created her own blog and records all of her adventures to share that conserving is a great way to help the environment.

Being an online student with FLVS Flex has helped her accomplish her goals and allowed her to do what she loves.

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FLVS Student Studies Sea Turtle Hatchlings

By on July 22nd, 2015

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It’s 11:00 pm and the moon is shining brightly in the nighttime sky over the south Florida coastline.

A large sea turtle races against time as she climbs the beach’s slopes to find the perfect nesting site. After an hour, she finds it and begins to dig a deep nest and lay her eggs. In the end, only one sea turtle out of a thousand hatchlings will survive to adulthood.

Loggerhead sea turtles are an endangered species threatened by predators, pollution, poaching, and habitat degradation. Last year, I decided to look at sea turtle hatches because of their importance in the marine life cycle. A factor that negatively affects the sea turtle’s nesting habitat is beach erosion. Continue reading