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Nesting Sea Turtles of Franklin County

Location

Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center
108 Island Drive
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-7700

Date and Time

  • June
    • Wed, Jun 3, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jun 10, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jun 17, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jun 24, 2 - 3 pm
  • July
    • Wed, Jul 1, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jul 8, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jul 15, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jul 22, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Jul 29, 2 - 3 pm
  • August
    • Wed, Aug 5, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Aug 12, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Aug 19, 2 - 3 pm
    • Wed, Aug 26, 2 - 3 pm
Sea turtle hatchling

Description

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host Nesting Sea Turtles of Franklin County Beaches Lecture Series every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. through the summer. The series will address the nesting habits and biology of sea turtles; how the nests are identified and protected; and how visitors and residents can help support a successful sea turtle nesting season.

Sea turtle nesting season began the first week of May and continues through October. Sea turtle nests have been spotted on both St. George Island and St. Vincent Island, and volunteers and staff are monitoring area beaches for their crawls.

Little St. George Island has been monitored by Apalachicola Research Reserve staff since 1988 and staff also oversees the St. George Island Volunteer Turtlers, which help monitor the nests.

For more information, please call 850-670-7700.

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