Sea Turtle Awareness Program

Sea Turtle Awareness Program

Description
Journey into the world of sea turtles as you participate in an informative presentation, followed by our summer release program.  Learn about different sea turtle species and their life cycle, as well as some of the dangers they face throughout their lives.  Come face to face with hatchlings and join them as they embark on their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean.  

The Sea Turtle Awareness program consists of a 45 min. PowerPoint presentation that explains the different Sea Turtle species and their life cycle. As well as some of the dangers they face throughout their life time. Following the presentation we lead the group out to the beach where we will release Loggerhead hatchlings. The group will be able to watch the hatchlings start their journey out to sea. Due to all sea turtles being protected by the Endangered Species Act no one besides the permitted staff are allowed to handle the hatchlings.

The program normally runs from late July through the middle of September from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are required; You can make your reservations starting July 1st. We are offering the program multiple times a week at Crandon Park and Visitors & Nature Center. Most of the dates fall on the weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sundays). The program cost is $10 per person
 
For more information, please call 305-361-6767 ext. 121  

Other Sea Turtle Programs that are offered year-round:
To reserve a program, contact the Crandon Adventure office 305-361-6767 ext 112

Sea Turtle Adventure
Explore the wonders of these ancient creatures by visiting an important nesting beach in South Florida. Participants will take a walk along the natural beach of Bear Cut Preserve where they will learn how sea turtles construct their nests. Participants will learn more about these ancient animals, what they eat, why they come to our shores, and where they are found through a 45 minute presentation conducted by one of our knowledgeable naturalists. Participants will have a chance to touch sea turtle artifacts such as shells, skulls, and the different items that they eat (sponges, corals, etc).
Appropriate for all ages. 
Duration of program: 3 hours, including 30-minute lunch break at provided park shelter (No additional fee).
Program Fee: $7 per participant or $150 flat rate for groups of 22 or less  
Maximum: 60 participants


Sea Turtle Outreach
Explore the wonders of these ancient creatures that visit our South Florida beaches without having to leave your location.  Learn more about these ancient animals, what they eat, why they come to our shores, and where they are found through a presentation conducted by one of our knowledgeable naturalists at your location. Have a chance to touch sea turtle artifacts such as shells, skulls, and the different items that they eat (sponges, corals, etc).
Appropriate for all ages.
Outreach Presentation: 1 hour 
Program Fee: $7 per participant or $150 flat rate for groups of 22 or less  
Maximum: 40 participants per presentation