Nighttime Sea Turtle Walk

Date: Wed, Jun 20, 2018, 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Category: Educational Programs

Please read ALL details below before registering:

Program start time: 9:00pm (doors open at 8:50pm for sign-in - please arrive on time)

Location: Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center – 890 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996

Program Fee: $12.00 per participant                                                      

Age restrictions: Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Program Expectations:

  • The turtle walk might continue until 12am or later, depending on when a turtle is spotted and how long her nesting process takes.
  • Following the educational classroom program, guests will wait at the Coastal Center until a sea turtle is spotted by our scouts out on the beach. An educational film will be shown during this time.    
  • Cut off time for scouts to find a viewable turtle is 11:30pm.
  • Sea turtles are on their own schedule, so there are NO guarantees that a viewable turtle will be sighted. We cannot offer refunds if a turtle is not found, but appreciate your support, as all ticket sales directly benefit our sea turtle education programs.
  • Participants must have their own means of transportation to follow the group from Florida Oceanographic to the beach access.
  • Participants must be able to walk in soft or wet sand for up to 1 mile to/from the nesting site. Boardwalks and stairs will also be used for crossing the dunes.
  • Beach conditions can get rainy, muggy, and buggy, so please come prepared.
  • We do not cancel the program in the event of rain – no matter how heavy – so bring a rain coat if rain is in the forecast. Lightning may result in delay of program or cancellation.  

Come prepared:

  • Dark-colored clothing (long sleeves and long pants reduce bug bites)
  • Comfortable shoes that can get sandy and possibly wet
  • Rain coat/poncho  (no umbrellas please)
  • Bug spray
  • A drink and snack while waiting at the Coastal Center (please, no food once we arrive at the nesting beach)

*Please do NOT bring any flashlights, cameras or cellphones on the beach. The use of any light or flash photography can disturb nesting turtles and is not permitted.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds or date swaps will be granted if cancelled within one week of your reserved date. Due to the popularity and off-hour timing of this program, last minute cancellations will be considered a donation to Florida Oceanographic Society.
  • In the event that Florida Oceanographic must cancel a program, refunds will be granted but date changes cannot be guaranteed.

Registration Help: 

  • Registration is limited to 25 spots per date.
  • During registration, your group size will be limited by the number of available spots remaining for your selected night.
  • Under “company name”, please just enter N/A.
  • Please include the same email address for ALL participants in your party.

RSVPs for this event closed Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM.

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