The Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program promotes sea turtle biology, ecology, and conservation education. In addition to the popular hatchling release programs at Ann Kolb Nature Center, outreach events conducted by the Program may include, but are not limited to: public turtle watches; educational presentations at schools, festivals, public events, summer camps or other gatherings; and public hatch success evaluations.
Other organizations offer night-time guided sea turtle walks to hopefully observe a turtle while nesting firsthand. If planning to attend a turtle walk, always call to set up a reservation as all programs are very popular and there is limited capacity. Note that the dates and start times of these walks will vary, as will the ending times. Additionally, be prepared as there may be a charge for participation and some walking on beach sand. Please remember there are NO GUARANTEES that you will see a turtle!
Walks and Hatchling Release
Turtle Walks - Reservations Required
- Key Biscayne: Crandon Park Visitors' and Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd., 305-361-6767 ext 112 Walks are 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
- Dania Beach: John Lloyd Park
6503 N. Ocean Dr., 954-923-2833 Walks are 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Fort Lauderdale: Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW Second Pl., 954-713-0930 www.mods.org
- Boca Raton: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 N. Ocean Blvd. 561-338-1473 www.gumbolimbo.org
Hatchling Releases - Reservations Required
- Hollywood: Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park
751 Sheridan St, 954-926-2480
Walks are 8-10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday nights.
- Boca Raton: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N. Ocean Blvd. 561-338-1473 www.gumbolimbo.org