The April Lunch with an Expert at Killip was a huge hit! This month we had turtle expert and wildlife biologist, Shellie Puffer, from the USGS. She came in with a slideshow filled with pictures of turtles she is currently studying in the Southern part of Arizona, as well as some turtle shells, bones, and even a turtle x-ray! Shellie explained to the students the educational path she took to become a wildlife biologist and why studying wildlife is important.
The students got to touch and examine the turtle shells and look at the x-ray, where they could see turtle eggs still developing inside the turtle. Many students stayed behind once the presentation was over to question Shellie about wildlife biology and to share stories of their own turtle encounters.
Thank you for the awesome presentation Shellie!
Written by Mallory Schaefer, STEM City Project Coordinator.