Charlotte Nature Museum gaining outdoor turtle area thanks to local Girl Scout

Categories: Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit
Communications Specialist 

This story from the Charlotte Nature Museum is too good not to share.

Construction of an outdoor turtle area is expected to be finished by the end of July. The project would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of 14-year-old Girl Scout volunteer Anne Frances Jarrell. (Click here to read the whole story.)

Turtles as seen inside the Charlotte Nature Museum earlier this month. Turtles will have an outdoor area at the museum thanks to the work of a local Girl Scout.
Turtles as seen inside the Charlotte Nature Museum earlier this month. Turtles will have an outdoor area at the museum thanks to the work of a local Girl Scout.

Jarrell set up a fundraising table – and sometimes a lemonade stand – at the museum most weekends since January until she raised the $200 needed to create the space. She reached her goal in June.

“I chose this service project because when I was a little girl, I used to come to Charlotte Nature Museum all the time and have always loved nature and animals,” she told the museum. “I thought it would be a fun and helpful way to stay involved.”

The outdoor turtle area will be along the museum’s Paw Paw Nature Trail.

For more information on the Charlotte Nature Museum, visit www.charlottenaturemuseum.org.

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