This is the second in a six-part series of photos taken by my 14-year-old daughter Sam.
Every year, the high school students in the school that my daughters attend spend a few days at the Pawikan Conservation Project site in Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan. They learn to care for the baby pawikan, or marine turtle, help clean up the coastal area and go on night patrols to observe the habits of the pawikan — all in line with their science and ecology lessons.
Above, the sticks mark where the pawikan eggs are buried in the sand.
Above, the baby pawikan before they were released to the sea.
Below, close up shots of the baby pawikan. Sam held the pawikan with one hand and took the photos with the other hand.
The highlight of the trip is the release of the baby pawikan to the sea at sunrise.
The baby pawikan walking to the sea.