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The Turtles are here!

The Turtles are here!
It’s always an exciting day when the turtles arrive at Goosehill. First graders can hardly sit still waiting for their very own classroom turtle to be revealed. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Educator, Ms. Krissy Forman, teaches the students and teachers how to care for the turtles, their tanks, filters, and equipment to keep them happy, warm, and fed properly. Ms. Katz’s students thought long and hard to come up with the perfect name, seen here introducing themselves to their classroom turtle “Squirtle.” One student exclaimed, “It’s like his first day of school!” Come May, these red-bellied turtles will be released in the turtle pond at the Fish Hatchery during a field trip to watch and wave goodbye.