DATE: June 6, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: The Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park in Hollywood presents the popular, long-running summer program Sea Turtles and Their Babies at 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, July 3 through August 30. 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.
WHERE: Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33019
WHEN: 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays
July 3-August 30
WHO: All ages.
HOW: Fee: $8/person, plus quarters for parking meters at the release sites. Preregistration and prepayment are required.
For further information, call Anne Kolb at 954-357-5161.
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