Youths learn to help turtles

Provided Edisto Beach Turtle Patrol volunteer Reed Hoerner (center) pictured with Cario Middle School students(from left) Sam Murk Caya, Lindsey Behringer, Vance Lupton, Ian Dwight and Samantha Devapiriam.

Reed Hoerner, a volunteer with the Edisto Beach Turtle Patrol, talked with Cario Middle School students about the importance of prtecting loggerhead turtles.

Hoerner brought buckets of golf balls representing the number of eggs laid in a nest, eggs unhatched and the hatchlings. The projectshowed the students how the environment is affected by humans.