Experiences : Eco Programming
We offer year-round programs to give guests the opportunity to take an active role in marine conservation through hands-on community projects and other outdoor programs.
The Biologist Beach Walk program is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into LMC’s research department. LMC staff will lead guests down onto local beaches to discuss the nesting and hatching processes of sea turtles. After an introduction to these processes, guests may have the opportunity to witness a live excavation and create their own data sheets (optional) to take home as a memento.
Time: Wednesday – Saturday at 7:00am (August – September ONLY)
Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) biologists on local eco excursions and explore the diverse coastal ecosystems of Florida. From river to reef, participants will learn about the local flora and fauna as well as gain and insight into the important of these delicate ecosystems in their community. Tours range from toddler programs to adult-only programs with all materials included.
Ages: Varies by tour
Time: 1/month; dates vary
The Hatchling Release program at Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a unique experience that allows our visitors to learn about sea turtles and the nesting and hatching process. The program begins with an exclusive, behind-the-gate tour to meet our current sea turtle patients, followed by a presentation and ends with a trip to the beach to see LMC staff release sea turtle hatchlings into the ocean.
Cost: Starting at $12
Time: 7 days a week at 8:00pm (August ONLY)
Led by an experienced naturalist, our hammock hikes are an excursion through some of Florida’s most precious habitat. Navigating through the rare coastal hammock and natural dune systems, you will learn the birds in the trees all the way to the grains of sand on the beach.
Time: Fridays at 10:30am (October – May ONLY)
Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff and discover just how alive our beaches are with an interactive presentation and backyard beach expedition. Over this hour-long course, we will discuss the common residents of Florida’s coastal ecosystems and discover how these curious creatures make their long journey from the ocean to our beautiful beaches.
Time: Mondays at 10:30am (October – May ONLY)
In partnership with Jupiter Dive Center, this Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty course introduces SCUBA divers to basic sea turtle identification and conservation. Students will be given the knowledge and skills needed to identify sea turtles and record sightings as well as the decline in sea turtle populations, importance of sea turtles to marine biodiversity and what you can do aid in marine conservation.
Ages: Limited to PADI Open Water or higher level certified divers
Serving the World’s Imperiled Marine life (SWIM). Our destination eco tour programs make travel look (do) good! Travel with LMC staff to global destinations and take an active role in global conservation efforts to help minimize the effects of human impacts on marine life. Guests will explore diverse ecosystems while learning about threatened and endangered marine life and their ecological importance in local communities and our world ocean. Destinations include Nicaragua and Maui, Hawai’i.
A Turtle Walk is a unique program that allows our visitors to learn about, and observe, the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles. While scouts monitor our local beaches, visitors enjoy an informative presentation on south Florida’s sea turtle species. Once a nesting is found and begins her egg-laying process, the group is then led down to the beach to witness this unforgettable experience.
Cost: Starting at $12
Time: Wed – Sat. at 9pm (May and June ONLY)
For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:
Education Administrator: 561-627-8280, ext. 119