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Studentsí sea turtle pictures feature in 2013 calendar 29 Dec 2012

Forget captain planet. The kids at Gladstone Central State High School are saving the environment, one masterpiece at a time.

This month students from a number of schools across Gladstone were asked to create an art piece that outlined ways to save sea turtles.

As part of the Pollution Solution - Talking Turtles program, students were also required to research marine stormwater pollution to assist with their drawings.

Of the entries, 12 were chosen to appear in a 2013 calendar.

The calendar will be distributed to local schools in Gladstone and Townsville.

The program was delivered as part of a joint initiative between Orica and the Australian Marine Environment Protection Agency.

"Orica sees this type of recognition of our local school children as a great way of facilitating marine life education in our community," Orica stakeholder relations officer Jackie Upton said.

"Not only does it provide children with the opportunity to express their artistic talent but it's also a fun way to learn something about a very special marine life inhabitant of our harbour - the sea turtle."

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