Itís All about Turtles at Sea Turtle Saturday Event

Presentations and Tour Set for Saturday, Feb. 11, 8am-12:30pm

Seating is limited and this event sells out quickly


Photo by Steven Stones

Before the Kemp's ridley sea turtles head to the Galveston beaches for nesting season this spring, make plans to learn about these fascinating creatures at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 11th, at an informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Participants will learn about sea turtle research, rehabilitation, nesting, and conservation from esteemed scientists and experts from NOAA Fisheries Service, the Houston Zoo, Inc., Turtle Island Restoration Network, and Moody Gardens. The event concludes with a unique tour of the island’s own sea turtle barn, where more than 350 turtles are housed in saltwater tanks.

 “Sea turtles are charismatic and beloved icons of the Texas coast and our treasured ocean systems,” says Susan Lewis, GINTC member and long-time turtle barn volunteer with NOAA. “We can all help protect the Kemp’s ridley and the other four species that frequent the Gulf of Mexico by being mindful of our actions and proactive in protecting vulnerable ecosystems.”

Event registration is $10 to cover the cost of a continental breakfast. You must register in advance and be age 14 or older. Driving directions will be emailed to you prior to the event.


Photo credit: Ron Wooten
Lyndsey Howell,
NOAA Research Fisheries biologist
Courtesy Photo/NOAA staff

Photo credit: Ron Wooten
Photo credit: Ron Wooten

Photo credit: Ron Wooten

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