Project Category: Animals
Number of Participants: 13-25
Duration of Project: 4 hours
Service Opportunities: Volunteer
Location: Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Beaches
3104 NE 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304 MAP LINK
The adventure begins when you hit the sand with Sea Turtle Oversight Protection staff after a brief presentation. You will have a rare opportunity to possibly witness newborn sea turtles emerging from a nest, while seeing the threats they face and observing our trained staff rescuing turtles that mistakenly scurry to the bright city lights. After all are safely recovered, celebrate their release at the ocean’s edge as these ancient mariners get another chance to continue their epic journey of survival.
100% of the Turtle Trek proceeds help us fund our rescue operations. Turtle Treks take place in evenings during peak sea turtle nesting season (June- September).Our goal is to educate and inspire you during your time with us and ensure a fulfilling experience. But if you are fortunate enough to witness these amazing animals, it will be something that you will never forget.
Volunteer Responsibilities: During the Trek, we’ll continue sharing important facts about the coastal habitat, the importance of sea turtles to the ocean ecosystem and more about challenges these animals face the moment they emerge from their sandy nests. Our volunteers are patrolling the beach and will alert your group when a sea turtle nest is about to hatch.
Attire: Casual/Beach Attire