The Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) promotes sea turtle biology, ecology, and conservation education through outreach events. Educational presentations about sea turtles are given at schools, festivals, public events, summer camps, and other gatherings throughout the year. To schedule an educational presentation with the BCSTCP, please call 954-519-1255.
Hatchling Release Programs
Additional information about the 2021 BCSTCP hatchling release programs will be forthcoming. Please stay tuned!
Turtle Walk Programs
Some local organizations offer nighttime guided sea turtle walks which give participants the chance to safely observe a nesting turtle on the beach. Reservations for these programs are required for attendance due to their limited capacity and popularity. Walks are typically offered in the months of June-July but the dates, start times, and end times of these walks vary. Additionally, there may be a charge for participation and the events may require walking on beach sand. Some organizations may have age restrictions for children as well. Please remember there are NO GUARANTEES that you will see a nesting turtle on these walks, but they are still a great experience even if no turtles are seen! Also, when choosing a date you might like to attend a walk, please note there is no scientific evidence to suggest that turtles nest in coordination with specific moon phases, tide cycles, or weather. More information can be obtained from the contacts listed below:
- Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale
401 SW 2nd Pl.
Visit mods.org for more information.
- Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania Beach
6503 N. Ocean Dr.
- Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton
1801 N. Ocean Blvd.
Visit gumbolimbo.org for more information.
- Crandon Park Visitors' and Nature Center, Key Biscayne
6767 Crandon Blvd.
305-361-6767 ext. 112