The Sea Turtle Preservation Society is having an open house and invite the public to come and discover everything they do to help protect and preserve Brevard County’s Sea Turtles. This is a great time for kids to learn more about sea turtles.
The Open House celebrates World Sea Turtle Day and Archie Carr’s birthday
Archie Carr was a pioneer in conservation and ecology, working to help understand Sea Turtles. A professor of Zoology at University of Florida, he played a huge part in raising awareness about declining sea turtle populations over the globe. Their loss of habitat was enormous and Brevard County played a huge role in their continued survival. Dr. Carr was instrumental in helping local residents see their plight and care about their future.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 11am to 6pm
Sea Turtle Preservation Society Store:
111 South Miramar Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903
- Noon – Art Contest Awards – Bring artwork to the office by June 9th
- 1pm – Ms. Gayle talks about Marine and Beach Debris and introduces kid to our “Trash Bash Turtle“
- 2pm – Ms. Ann will read “Wilbur the Washback Turtle“
- 3pm – Story time with Ms. Carol
- Silent auction beginning June 9th until 5:30 pm on June 16th
- Refreshments – Enjoy cupcakes in honor of Archie Carr’s birthday, lemonade & sea turtle cookies
- Member Sale: All members of STPS will get a 20% discount on items purchased in the Gift Shop the day of the open house. You can become a member during Open House and get your discount.
Sea Turtle Preservation Society
The Sea Turtle Preservation Society is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers who have a passion for “Helping sea turtles survive.” We pride ourselves on the number of projects we operate that are geared to all facets of sea turtle education, research and rescue. Many of these projects, like walks, strandings, and nest surveys, are conducted under the guidelines set forth by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Bureau of Imperiled Species, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
Visit the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s site seaturtlespacecoast.org
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Carr National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 20.5 miles between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach along Florida’s east coast. The refuge was established in 1991 and was named after the late Dr. Archie Carr, Jr., in honor of his extraordinary contribution to sea turtle conservation. The Refuge is a direct result of Dr. Carr bringing attention to the world’s declining turtle populations.
The refuge was designated to protect habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America. This represents 25-35% of all loggerhead and green sea turtle nests in the US. It also serves as a minor nesting area for the leatherback turtle, which is one of the world’s largest and rarest sea turtles. The long stretches of quiet, undisturbed sandy beaches, with little or no artificial light, are essential to the reproductive success and survival of the 15,000 to 20,000 sea turtles nesting annually.
Visit the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge online at www.fws.gov/archiecarr/