ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Like many other ocean species, sea turtles are struggling to survive. This weekend the ABQ BioPark Aquarium is hosting Sea Turtle Awareness Day on January 22.

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The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the aquarium. Kids will learn all about sea turtles and why they are important. BioPark staff will offer special sea turtle crafts and education stations including:

  • Storytime at 11:00 a.m. outside on the otter deck.
  • Aquarist talks at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sea Turtle Diet discovery station.
  • Sea Turtles and Plastics discovery station.
  • Materials will also be provided for a take-home craft, and you can stay after the event to watch the care team’s dive at 2:15 p.m.

In addition, the Shark Reef cafe will be offering a 25% discount on all food items on January 22.