As the 2019 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle nesting season approaches, you’ll want to make plans to attend this event presented by GINTC to learn about and celebrate the sea turtle. You will also find out how you can become involved in helping preserve this extremely endangered species.
With recent changes in the management operations of the NOAA Fisheries Laboratory in Galveston, the ability to tour the sea turtle barn has become problematic. We’ve attempted to provide access to the scientists, researchers and conservationists that continue to save Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Join us in learning more about how saving sea turtles is a career pursuit for these dedicated professionals. After hearing their stories and asking them questions, you’ll be free to tour the Moody Gardens “Turtles in Crisis” exhibit located within the Discovery Museum upstairs. This 1100 ft2 complex was designed and built by Moody Gardens to augment the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle interactive display. The complex showcases Desert, Forest, Aquatic and Marine turtles that are all facing significant challenges in their natural ecosystems.
This once a year event sells out quickly as space is limited.