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For Immediate Release:
June 19, 2012

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668



Miami-Dade Parks Ecoadventures Offers the Sea Turtle Awareness Program


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Adults and children can learn all about the Sea Turtle species and their life cycle through the Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures™ Sea Turtle Awareness Program. After a 45 minute educational PowerPoint presentation, participants will be guided to the beach where the Crandon Park Naturalist Staff will release Loggerhead hatchlings. The group will be able to watch the hatchlings begin 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 cost is $10 per person (all ages). The program is offered on select dates in the end of July, August and beginning of September from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Limited space is available and reservations are required. Reservations can be made beginning July 1st by calling 305-361-6767 ext. 121.

For media inquiries, please contact Cathy Guerra at 305-235-1668 ext. 244.

About Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures™
EcoAdventures, operated by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, offers a wide-variety of naturalist-guided excursions that combine adventure, recreation, and natural history. Discover South Florida's natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, bike or hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Journey through magnificent mangroves teeming with the sights and sounds of native wildlife. Explore the flora and fauna of the Everglades Pineland or trek through the Big Cypress Natural Preserve and marvel at 700 year old Cypress trees. Excursions are conducted under the guidelines of "Leave No Trace," a wilderness conservation ethic dedicated to teach ways of reducing the visitor's impact on natural areas and enhancing the visitor's experience. For more information please visit EcoAdventures.


 

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MIAMI-DADE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES DEPARTMENT
275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 755-7842