Virtual Field Trip – Helping Sea Turtles Survive!
Do you know all of the sea turtle species that visit our beaches? How old can a sea turtle get? Why is Brevard County an important place for sea turtles? To find out, join the Marine Resources Council (MRC) and the City of Melbourne ECO Division on September 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for our first virtual field trip of the fall season! Our special guests, Susan Skinner and Dan Schaller with the Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS), will be out in the field to teach us about these amazing creatures.
Brevard County beaches host nesting sea turtles each summer and are some of the most important nesting habitats in the world for loggerhead and green sea turtles. These living dinosaurs have been around for more than 100 million years, but now face a growing threat from humans. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) works to protect sea turtles and their habitats, and each one of us can also do our part to help sea turtles survive.
Come check out the sea turtle rescue vehicle, take a virtual trip to the beach, and learn about the history, importance and stories behind these ancient reptiles found right along our coast! This 45-minute long virtual field trip is geared toward youth, but open to all ages. Participants will have the chance to ask questions through the Q&A box that will be answered toward the end of the presentation.
Please register for the event below and the Zoom link and login information will be in your confirmation email. We will also be sending reminder emails! The field trip presentation will be steamed live and available to watch through the MRC’s Facebook page and the Sea Turtle Preservation Society Facebook page. If you are experiencing technical difficulties or need to leave early, the program will be recorded and posted to the MRC’s YouTube account in the coming days.