The University of Cyprus,Oceanography Centre (OC-UCY), preparedinteractiveeducational material for schoolchildren aged 3-12 years old,in order to inform pupils about sea turtles and their protection. The material consists of various interactive games through which pupils learn aboutthe sea turtlelife cycle, diet, survival/risk, pollution, entanglement,as well as simple practices that children can follow to protect turtles and the marine environment.
The material isintended exclusively for Kindergartenand Elementary school pupils (up to 6thgrade). The activities can be presented in each section separately and can last from 40 to 80 minutes, where longer duration gives the opportunity to introduce more interactive educationalgames.
Between May 2018 and June 2019, 1488 kindergarten and elementary school children from 23 different schools across Cyprus learned about the project and sea turtles by playing with the interactive educational material.