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Interpretive Programs
Green Hatchlings

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

  • 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
  • Boca Raton: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
    1801 N. Ocean Blvd. 561-338-1473

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
  • Key Biscayne: Crandon Park Visitor and Nature Center 
    6767 Crandon Blvd., 305-361-6767 ext 112
    Releases are 7:30-9:30pm from July-Sept., on Fridays.