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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 4:30 am

Nearly 30 parents and students attended Critter Club at the Stewart C. Meyer Library on Wednesday to learn about sea turtles.

Critter Club meets every Wednesday during the summer from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. Students ages 5-12 learn how to take care of animals, how to stay safe when animals are nearby and help the Harker Heights Animal Shelter, said Makalya Cole, a volunteer and student at Union Grove Middle School.

Rose Ramon, library clerk in charge of volunteers and teen programs, made sea turtle puzzles, which the students pieced together and colored.

Students learn about all kinds of animals, where they live and what they can do for people, Ramon said.

“We also advocate pet adoption through this program,” she said.

Grace Shipley, a student at Cedar Valley Elementary in Killeen, said her favorite animal just happened to be turtles, as she colored her turtle pink and purple.

Victoria Susana Crespo said she liked how turtles can protect themselves from other animals, as she turned her turtle yellow and green.

For more information about the Critter Club, call (254) 953-5492.

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