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- Park's annual sea turtles program always popular -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – What you’ll be doing in July or August probably isn’t your priority right now. But if you’ve heard about the Anne Kolb Nature Center’s yearly Sea Turtles and Their Babies program and think maybe you’ll check it out, don’t dawdle. The long-running program regularly sells out well in advance, and no walk-ins are accepted.


This year’s program runs on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting on July 6th and ending on September 5th. Things get going at the nature center at 8PM with an hourlong video presentation and lecture. After that, participants will accompany a naturalist on a hatchling release (pending hatchling availability, which is not guaranteed) at nearby Hollywood North Beach Park. You’ll get a firsthand look at what these tiny creatures face during their first crucial minutes of life, while learning to identify the species found in South Florida. Other topics include sea turtle habitat, breeding and nesting, identification of crawls and nests, conservation efforts, past exploitation, and current management problems now facing these endangered marine reptiles.


The program, suitable for ages 6 and up, is subject to rescheduling or cancellation if weather conditions are not favorable. Viewing of hatchings is under darkness, so patrons are asked not to bring artificial lights or flash items to the beach area. The fee is $10/person, prepaid. Registration will be accepted online only and will start on Monday, May 21st. For further information, call the park at 954-357-5161, ext. 0; after hours, call 954-357-8808 and leave a message, and someone will get back to you. Anne Kolb is accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #4 and #12



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About the Parks and Recreation Division

Broward County Parks manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Hours and fees vary by location. Visit for details. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.


DATE: May 14, 2018                                                                 


Parks and Recreation Division

PHONE: 954-357-8115

Anne Kolb, 954-357-5161, ext. 0