Sea Turtle Saturday
February 11, 2017 (tentative)

Check back for details soon!

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

Beginning the day with a continental breakfast, participants will learn about sea turtle research, rehabilitation, stranding response, and conservation from a variety of presentations by esteemed scientists and experts from NOAA Fisheries Service, the Houston Zoo, Inc., Turtle Island Restoration Network, and TAMUG. 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.”

We hope you’ll join us for this fun and informative popular event. Please check back late fall for all of the details about Sea Turtle Saturday 2017!

Photo credit: Scott Buckel
Lyndsey Howell,
NOAA Research Fisheries biologist
Courtesy Photo/NOAA staff

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