WHO WE ARE?

Third Eye Education and Youth Association of Mediterranean - TEAM

Akdeniz Üçüncü Göz Eğitim ve Gençlik Derneği (Third Eye Education and Youth Association of Mediterranean - TEAM) is situated in Kazanlı - Mersin – Turkey.

T.E.A.M. was founded in 2009 in order to protect the wild and natural life with the local community and youth in and around Mersin. We especially care alot with the Sea-Turtles (Caretta-Caretta and CheloniaMydas), which leave their eggs on the coast of Kazanlı-Mersin and are under the risk of extinction. We act as an EVS coordinating organisation in Mersin (sending and hosting volunteers), give training course to youths, build up awareness and European citizenship by volunteering. Our organization is promoting international and intercultural values, also youth initiatives and projects in the local community.

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Where we are?

Akdeniz Üçüncü Göz Eğitim ve Gençlik Derneği

Address: Cumhuriyet Bulvarı Kazanlı Eski Belediye Binası Sağlık Ocağı Üstü Kazanlı - Akdeniz/MERSİN


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WHAT WE DO?

During Turtle Season, the volunteers are cleaning the beach in the late afternoon and walking along the beach every night (approx. 9km) in order to monitor and protect the Mama and Baby sea-turtles from the predators such as dogs, crabs, etc.

We keep it clean!

Cleaning the coast where turtles lay their eggs (the main activity for 12 months).

We let people know!

Preparing media, meeting with local people and organizing workshops and informative activities about environment

We act on stage!

Creating awareness about environmental protection, recycling, reusing, reducing among youth and children via theatre play, games, flash mobs depend on our groups’ creativity.

And we celebrate!

Every year we help more baby turtles stay alive and more people get the awareness.

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SEA TURTLES

Environment

SEA TURTLES

Sea turtles are one of the Earth's most ancient creatures. The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs. The sea turtle's shell, or "carapace" is streamlined for swimming through the water. Unlike other turtles, sea turtles cannot retract their legs and head into their shells. Their color varies between yellow, greenish and black depending on the species.
Source: Defenders.org

Environmental Pollution

SPECIES OF SEA TURTLES

* Loggerhead - Caretta Caretta
* Green Turtle - Chelonia Mydas (Kazanlı beaches)
* Leather Back - Dermochelys Coriacera
* Hawks Bill - Eretmochelys Imbricata
* Kemp's Ridley - Lepidochelys Kempi

How to Protect

LIFE CYCLE OF SEA TURTLES

1) Male and female turtles age in the ocean and migrate to shallow coastal water.
2) Turtles mate in the water near offshore nesting sites.
3) The adult male turtles return to the feeding sites in the water.
4) Female turtles cycle between mating and nesting.
5) Females lay their eggs.
6) When the season is over, female turtles return to feeding sites.
7) Baby turtles incubate for 60-80 days and hatch.
8) Newly hatched turtles emerge from nests and travel from the shore to the water.
9) Baby turtles mature in the ocean until they are ready to begin the cycle again.
Source: www.wikipedia.org

ENVIRONMENT

Environment

ENVIRONMENT

Environment is living things and what is around them. It includes physical, chemical and other natural forces. Living things do not simply exist in their environment. They interact with each other. Shortly, the environment is a series of interactions between plants, animals, soil, water, temperature, light, and other living and non-living things.

Environmental Pollution

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

Environmental pollution has existed for centuries but only started to be significant following the industrial revolution in the 19th century. Pollution occurs when the natural environment cannot destroy an element without creating harm or damage to itself. The elements involved are not produced by nature, and the destroying process can vary from a few days to thousands of years (that is, for instance, the case for radioactive pollutants). In other words, pollution takes place when nature does not know how to decompose an element that has been brought to it in an unnatural way. Source: www.conserve-energy-future.com

How to Protect

HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST IT?

1 Making Sustainable Transportation Choices
2 Making Sustainable Food Choices
3 Making Sustainable Energy Choices
4 Recycling, Reusing, and Reducing Your Waste
5 Keeping Chemicals Out of the Water Supply
6 Getting Involved and Educating Others

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Volunteer Reviews

Here you can find some of our volunteer's review of what he/she did throughout his/her stay with us and what kind of experience he/she got.

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