We are two New Hampshire tweens with a mission to:

1. Promote awareness and reduce the amount of plastic trash in our oceans.

2. Collect community funds to make an impactful donation to an amazing organization dedicated to saving Sea Turtles, Sea Turtle Conservancy.


How We're Helping

With the assistance of our parents, we organize beach clean up events, fundraisers, and spread the word about everyday choices which improve the lives of sea turtles. 

100% of Teens4Turtles' donations and fundraising profits go toward the preservation and conservation of Sea Turtles. 

Get Involved


Surrender Your Straws

Did you know that plastic straws are responsible for hundreds of thousands of Sea Turtle infections and deaths each year? Please recycle all of the straws you use, household and from restaurants, properly. This article will explain the simple solution to saving turtle lives.

If you're a Rye, NH resident, please bring your used straws to our recycling basket at the Rye Transfer Station. You'll find our Teens4Turtles sign and basket inside, near the newspaper recycling.

For those drinks you simply can't enjoy without a straw, please consider purchasing reusable straws. We love this company, Hay! Straws who make straws out of wheat. You can also purchase aluminum and silicone straws from local retailers and online

Say Goodbye to Plastic Grocery Bags

Is it a plastic bag or a jellyfish? To a Sea Turtle, they look remarkably the same. When plastic bags float through the ocean they are often mistaken by Sea Turtles for jellyfish. When turtles ingest these bags they die. You can make a difference by eliminating plastic bags from your chores. Simply make a commitment to use re-usable bags and leave them in your car so that they're always available when you need them. If you don't have any, consider purchasing some at your local grocery store or online.

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Send Along Your Ideas

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for ideas to help Sea Turtles! 

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Why This Matters to Us

Tragic Turtle Facts:

  • The population of Sea Turtles are ingesting more plastic than ever before, blocking their immune system and causing them to die. 
  • More female turtles are being born due to climate change as a result of global warming. The temperature of the water while turtle eggs are incubating determines the turtle's gender. This gender discrepancy affects the future population of Sea Turtles.
  • Seagrass eaten by Green Sea Turtles can be digested and turned into neutrons for other sea animals, and so it's important for all sea creatures that the population of Sea Turtles becomes healthy again. 

Media and Articles that have impacted our thinking: 

  1. Documentary, "A Plastic Ocean", available on Netflix, trailer:
  2. Plastic Bag or jellyfish? To a Sea Turtle, they look the same!  
  3. Deepest ever dive finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench
  4. As seas warm, creatures on the brink of evolutionary crisis


2019 Community Events - Please Join

Beach Cleanup Days


We are participating in a world-wide microplastics movement, and so all of our beach findings will be logged and tracked toward a global collaborative effort!

Our Global Microplastic Citizenship

Please save these dates and times to join us - specific meeting locations coming soon!  

  • Monday, June 24th, 8am, Jenness Beach, Rye, NH
  • Friday, July 19th, 5pm, Wallis Sands Beach, Rye, NH
  • Monday, August 12th, 12pm, Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH 

Sweets and Lemonade Sales


Please help us raise one dollar at a time to donate to Sea Turtle Conservancy by purchasing our turtle-themed treats and homemade lemonade.

  • Friday, June 28th, 3-4:30pm
  • Friday, July 19th, 3-4:30pm
  • Monday, August 19th, 2-4:30pm

These sales will take place across from Wallis Sands State Park in Rye, NH. Please follow the signs on Route 1A across the street from the beach parking lot. 

Recycled Material Art Events


Interested in ways to turn trash into treasures? Join us to make plastic straw art, beach baubles and transform household items into beloved gems! 

  • Monday, July 1st, 2-4pm
  • Monday, August 19th, 2-4:30pm

Please meet us at the picnic tables at Wallis Sands State Park, Rye, NH. 

 Check out some ideas that inspire us:


Make a Direct Donation


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We are dedicated to improving the lives of Sea Turtles. 

Your contribution today will be grouped with others in our Teens4Turtles network and directly benefit Sea Turtle conservation through the amazing organization, Sea Turtle Conservancy

We will post our group donation totals on this page to let you know our community-driven impact! 

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*Teens4Turtles is not yet a registered 501c3 and cannot provide tax-exempt donation receipts. 

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