Sea turtle nesting season kicks off with local students and beach patrons receiving a book
(OBA®) – Orange Beach, AL – As turtle nesting season begins to accelerate along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, more than 1,500 local elementary school students have received a copy of the new book by Linda B. Schmitz Spangrud “Miss Sandra and the Turtle Gens.”
Miss Sandra tells the story of a young volunteer turtle who makes a lifelong decision about her future and describes how she helps the Gulf Coast become aware of the environment. Miss Sandra, after advice from her turtle friends, realizes that it is more important to follow your dreams and passions. He informs children and families of proper etiquette and rules for the protection of turtles and the proper maintenance of the beach environment. It conveys turtle environmental protection guidelines to children and families in a playful story with colorful turtle illustrations emphasizing the “Leave Only Footprints” initiative. He teaches young readers about the health of the beaches and the turtles themselves.
All students at Orange Beach Elementary School received copies of Spangrud’s new book. In the Foley area, second grade students at Florence B. Mathis Elementary School in Foley, Foley Elementary School and Magnolia Elementary School received copies. In Gulf Shores, all second and third grade students at Gulf Shores Elementary received copies.
Spangrud says she is thrilled that so many students can hear the story and learn how to help save turtles and protect our beach environment. She says she is speechless about all the funders who have donated to the cause and wishes to thank them publicly: “The Town of Orange Beach under the leadership of Mayor Tony Kennon, Ken Grimes, Jerry Johnson, Marc Anderson, for funding the books for Orange Beach Elementary School, Mayor Ralph Helmrich for funding the books for Foley Elementary School and Florence Mathias Elementary School, James Lipscomb & Sons under the supervision of Doug Lipscombe for the Magnolia Elementary School, Centennial Bank under the direction of Rick Conway for Gulf Shores Elementary School. “
Spangrud adds, “Many thanks to Meyer Vacation Rentals, edited by Michelle Hodges, who placed over 1000 books on ‘Miss Sandra and the Turtle People’ in their rental properties. This will educate our visitors about turtle safety. sea and beach protection. “
Spangrud also states that she would like to thank the many corporate and individual donors who have helped raise over $ 10,000 for this book condo project. She said to everyone: “You are the best! And Turtle loves them all!
Alabama Coastal Foundation, Share the Beach, and the Tourist Center have also supported this project from the start.