Before the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles head to the Galveston beaches for nesting season each spring, GINTC presents a half day sea turtle symposium hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Folks wanting to learn more about sea turtle research, rehabilitation, nesting and conservation enjoy a full morning of informative and engaging presentations from esteemed scientists and experts from organizations such as NOAA Fisheries Service, the Houston Zoo, 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 300 turtles are housed in saltwater tanks.
Event registration is $10 to cover the cost of the continental breakfast. Make sure you have subscribed to our e-newsletter so that you’ll be one of the first to know when registration opens. This once a year event sells out quickly as space is limited.