Our team was inspired by one of our team member's vast knowledge about sea turtles and her personal connections with a local sea turtle organization. After some preliminary research, we realized how much sea turtles were suffering because of man made issues. We decided to use this hackathon opportunity to educate the community about issues the sea turtles faced.
What it does
The website provides aims to provide information about different sea turtle species, the pollutants that endanger them, and how humans can help to protect them by re-evaluating their every-day actions and through their vote as this year is election year.
Specifically, we provide details on the leatherback, loggerhead, and kemp ridley turtles. Each sea turtle species has their own migration page that includes a map of the turtle's route and a list of interesting facts.
On the pollution page, we elaborate on water pollution and climate change to explain their impacts on sea turtles.
Finally, on the Get Involved page, users can access a long list of different activities they can take advantage of to show their support for sea turtles.
The website also includes a navigational bar at the top of the page to move around the website smoothly. The homepage provides information about our mission statement as well.
How we built it
We relied on Google Docs to help brainstorm and outline the project before we jumped into the project. Then, we built the website using the repl.it IDE with HTML5 and CSS. To check for errors and debug the HTML files, we used the W3C Markup Validator.
Challenges we ran into
One of the biggest challenges we ran into was the formatting of the website. Most of the team was new to programming, so we had to learn and experiment with new properties and commands until the website looked the way we wanted it to.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of the overall appearance of the website and all the detailed research we worked on to provide helpful and relevant information.
What we learned
We learned that coding requires a lot of time to make sure a project is well thought-out and executed properly. We also learned how to use the W3C Markup Validator to debug and find errors.
What's next for Turtle Troopers
Turtle Troopers currently focuses on three out of the seven sea turtle species. We hope to expand our website to discuss the remaining four species in the future.
You can check out the code behind the website here: Turtle Troopers Repl