Founded in part to conduct challenging in-water assessments of marine turtles, Inwater Research Group has extensive experience documenting and safely capturing sea turtles across species, size classes, and habitats. IRG has established multiple long-term projects to monitor changes over the extended time scales necessary to understand such long-lived species. Additionally, these projects provide other scientists with access to turtles they normally wouldn’t encounter. The information gathered through IRG’s long term studies and numerous collaborations has proved invaluable to the conservation of sea turtles.
Translating our research into meaningful education initiatives for school-aged children provides a separate set of challenges. IRG has successfully created a series of engaging and dynamic conservation education programs that meet the needs of both students and teachers. All of our programs have STEM-based applications and focus on inquiry-based learning emphasized in today’s classroom. Most importantly, all of the programs are offered completely free, eliminating any financial challenges.