Upcoming Events

Summer program Sea Turtles and Their Babies
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 08:00pm

The Anne Kolb Nature Center presents the popular, long-running summer program Sea Turtles and Their Babies at 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, July 2 through August 29. (No program on July 4.) This educational series covers a variety of topics related to the beleaguered sea turtles and their plight. Following an hourlong video presentation and lecture, participants accompany a naturalist on a hatchling release to see what these tiny creatures face during their first crucial minutes of life. Participants will also learn to identify the species of sea turtles found in South Florida, their habitat, breeding and nesting, identification of crawls and nests, conservation efforts, past exploitation, and current management problems now facing sea turtles.

The program is limited to 50 participants per session. Preregistration and prepayment ($8 per person) are required – no walk-ins are accepted. The program is subject to change or cancellation if conditions are not favorable. Early reservations are highly recommended.

Participants may not bring any artificial lights or cameras with flash to the beach area - viewing of hatchlings takes place under darkness. Also, there is no guarantee hatchlings will be seen on any given night.

All ages.

8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays
July 2-August 29 (no program on July 4)
Registration begins on Monday, May 19.

Fee: $8/person, plus quarters for parking meters at the release sites. Preregistration and prepayment are required.

Location Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St
Contact 954-357-5161