In collaboration with Fabretto Children’s Foundation, Kevin and Nic conducted a creative writing workshop with 40 students in San Isidro, Nicaragua in April. Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, but you never would have guessed it based on the warmth and smiles of the students of San Isidro. The workshop focused on the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle, which nests in just a few places on earth each year. One of those places is Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast. More information is available on the Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books Blog!
Nicaragua is home to nesting sites for five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles — the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the leatherback turtle, the loggerhead turtle, and the Olive Ridley turtle. As such, Nicaragua’s coastal areas represent a critical habitat for some of the world’s most threatened species on earth. Sea turtles are amazing creatures in that they return to the same beaches year after year to lay their eggs — sometimes after a journey of hundreds of miles. Each year thousands of sea turtles hatchlings emerge almost simultaneously to sojourn into the ocean. Because sea turtles return to the same nesting sites every year, the health of safety of those sites is critical to the survival of the species. Today, sea turtles are under threat globally.