Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (Online)

A sea turtle swims above some light green coral

Date and Time:

Monday, June 6, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, July 1, 2022, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 11:59pm



Sea turtles are a charismatic and ecologically important, yet imperiled, group of marine reptiles. This course introduces students to these fascinating and complex animals through lectures and class discussions. Topics include life histories, physiological adaptations to marine life, homing and navigation, nesting, ecological roles within the ecosystem, sea turtles in human culture, and conservation.


FORMAT: Activities for the 3-week online course consist of pre-recorded lectures and synchronous discussions.


  • Introduction to Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Feeding and diet
  • Nesting, migration and navigation
  • Ecological importance of sea turtles
  • Conservation and management

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: This course has been approved for continuing education by (1) the Ecological Society of America for 4 CEUs in Category I(a): Professional Education and Training, and (2) The Wildlife Society for 24 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program.  

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ESA CERTIFICATION: This course is approved by the Ecological Society of America for 1 semester hour of qualified coursework that can be used to meet the minimum education requirements in in biological science (ecology).

How to Register:

To register/to learn more visit the Center for Wildlife Studies course webpage. 


  • Early bird course fee (ends May 8): $500 Professional / $400 Student
  • Regular course fee (after May 8): $550 Professional / $450 Student

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available to participants residing in and training in countries designated as “lower income” and “lower middle income” in the World Bank List of Economies. Please visit our World Scholars Program page for more details.

Contact Email:

Contact Name:

Jessica Kennelly