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Be a Junior Researcher for a Day and Save the Turtles

Kids can enjoy a FREE program as they become junior researchers and come to the aid of sea turtle hatchlings at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach.

Children ages 5-12 can learn all about the wonderful world of turtles and participate in a mock excavation where they'll learn how math and stats can help conservation. Kids will explore how data collected over a long period of time helps in saving sea turtles. They'll participate in releasing their hatchlings back out into the wild, back to sea. The program is limited to six children so please register ahead on their calendar here.

The program takes place from June through September on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.

Turtle Talk

Did you know that turtles hold conversations? Learn the basics of sea turtles and the way they communicate! Explore turtles with the turtle experts at Loggerhead Marinelife Center at one of their year-round experiences, Turtle Talk. Discover a little about sea turtle biology, ecology and conservation. Everyone knows what the mission of the Center is all about – turtle rescue. Learn more about their rescue to release protocol and have an opportunity to visit their outdoor sea turtle hospital. Advance registration recommended, space is limited! Click here for registration.

Cost: Free
Time: Every Sunday at 11 a.m.  

Loggerhead turtle, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Photo by Tessa Wilson on Unsplash

Turtle Cam

Wondering what those crazy sea turtles are up to right now? Take a peek. Join viewers around the globe and tune in live to see what's happening. Check-in on the progress of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center's sea turtle patient, Pike  Being cared for in their hospital tank. The live webcams were made possible by a donation from Florida Power & Light Company and the FPL Group Foundation.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center‘s Sea Turtle Hospital is an active teaching hospital and sea turtle rehabilitation center where no sea turtle patient is housed permanently. The Center's goal is to treat, rehabilitate and finally release all of their sea turtle patients as soon LMC’s veterinarians deem them medically clear.  

FREE Winter Programs Returning to Loggerhead Marinelife Center October 2021

Jr. Veterinarian Lab Returns October 2021

Ever wonder how veterinarians help sea turtles, or how turtles go from rescue to release? Find out by becoming a junior veterinarian during the Loggerhead Marinelife Center‘s FREE Junior Veterinarian Lab. The 30-minute program educates children, ages six – 10, about how sea turtles are rescued and what processes happen up until the big day, the release. Jr. Vets will go through the experience by coming to the aid of a green sea turtle replica. They'll learn about common injuries and the different illnesses that can affect these endangered animals. Only four participants per lab. Please register for your desired date on the calendar.

Cost: Free
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 3:30 p.m, beginning October 2021.

Living Beaches Returns October 2021

Take place in an interactive presentation and backyard beach expedition with Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff and discover just how our Living Beaches are teaming with life. Discuss and discover Florida’s coastal ecosystems and find out just who resides here. Find out how these curious creatures make the long trek from the ocean to our beaches. Wear comfortable walking shoes, the program is an hour long and you will be walking in soft, loose sand. Register your desired date on their calendar.

Cost: Free
Ages: 8+
Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Program returns in October 2021.

Hammock Hikes Returns October 2021

Right next to Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a coastal hammock habitat, the Juno Dune Natural Area, and it's just ready and waiting for you to explore. Take a hike with one of the Center's experienced biologists. The outdoor excursion is a 45-minute trek where you'll take in all the sights and sounds of mother nature. Learn about the importance of these vital coastal ecosystems and discover how to identify different plants and animals. The walking tour's grand finale, a dazzling view of the Atlantic Ocean. Take note that this tour is an outdoor walking program and will take place entirely outside. Use the calendar to register. 

Cost: Free
Ages: All ages welcome.
Time: Sundays at 10 a.m. Program returns in October 2021.


Hatchling Tales Returns October 2021

Is your toddler drawn to sea turtles all things that live in the ocean? This is a must-see and do for curious toddlers. Join the Loggerhead Marinelife Center for their  Hatchling Tales program.  In this ocean-inspired program kids, ages 0-5, will enjoy an ocean-themed story and an equally fun themed craft to make and take home. Each session has a different story and craft, so it's never the same twice. Visitors are encouraged to come to the Center and get involved. Guests are asked to please register for the free event on your desired date on the Center's calendar.

Cost: Free
Ages: 0 – 5 years
Time: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Program returns in October 2021.


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