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Join us virtually in celebration of Sea Turtle Awareness Day on April 2!
DateApril 2, 2022 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
About the Virtual Event
Support our Sea Turtle Conservation Program!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is responsible for surveying 21 miles of sandy beach along the Pinellas County shoreline for sea turtle nesting activity. All species of sea turtle are threatened or endangered, which is why it’s critical that we protect them. It is estimated that only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings will survive into adulthood. Due to the dense human population of Pinellas County, we have significant issues with artificial lighting causing hatchling disorientation events. We also work to protect nests from other dangers such as predators and beach-goers.
Tune in for a special live virtual event on April 2 with our Sea Turtle Nesting Team in preparation for sea turtle nesting season and learn how you can help us raise awareness for sea turtles!
How You Can Help:
- Become an ambassador and donate to receive a commemorative Sea Turtle Awareness Day t-shirt and other items.
- You can protect a nest by purchasing a sea turtle plaque. Your plaque will mark a nest and help us protect sea turtles.
- Learn more about sea turtle nesting season and follow tips to help protect sea turtles, including using sea-turtle friendly lighting, cleaning up trash and removing obstacles from beaches.
Sea Turtle Awareness Day (Virtual)
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
All proceeds go toward supporting CMA’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program & Nesting Patrol efforts!
Prices, dates, times and other details subject to change.
Clean Up for a Chance to Win a Protect the Nest Plaque!
Sea Turtle Awareness Day is quickly approaching on April 2! We invite you to participate in a virtual cleanup at your local beach, park, or neighborhood in honor of this day. After your cleanup, snap a photo and share it to Facebook or Instagram using #CMACleanup to be entered to win a Protect the Nest Plaque. Your engraved plaque will help mark a nest and help us protect sea turtles this nesting season!
Photos must be posted between March 28 12:00 AM EDT – April 3 11:59 PM EDT for valid entry. Must be 18+ to enter. Entry limited to US Residents only. Winner will be randomly selected on April 4 and notified via Direct Message. No purchase necessary for entry. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Facebook or Instagram.