Join the Sea Turtle Conservation staff as they release rescued hatchlings back to the ocean under the cover of darkness.
Online reservations are open for residents and Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards members for $10; others for $15. Event dates & times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings July 17 -Aug. 10, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.; and Aug. 14-31, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
This hour-long program begins with a presentation in the classroom where participants learn about the life cycles, behaviors, and threats to the sea turtles that nest in South Florida. Then we drive to the beach, where staff place the hatchlings on the wet sand by the water, and we watch as the tiny turtles make their way down to the waves and head off into the surf.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-544-8605.
All ages are welcome; children under 18 must attend with an adult. Online reservations are required for everyone over the age of 1 year through WebTrac. If you do not have a WebTrac account, please follow these instructions.
Also read our story on the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
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