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Archive for December 2016

2016: A Year in Review with Loggerhead Marinelife Center

As our staff reflects on 2016, we’re thinking about all of the ways that Loggerhead Marinelife Center has grown tremendously thanks to the support of its donors, guests and community partners and our dedicated staff and base of 300+ volunteers. In 1983, the Center began as an educational facility formerly known as The Children’s Museum…

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Over 600 resort wear fashionistas celebrate “Life Under Printed Palms” at Lilly Pulitzer’s Beach Bash Palm Beach, raising critical funds for Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Palm Beach’s ocean and sea turtle conservation hub

Over 600 young philanthropic leaders celebrated “Life Under Printed Palms” at the must-attend party of the year: Beach Bash Palm Beach, presented by Lilly Pulitzer. And for the first time, the annual event, located at the posh Beach Club on Palm Beach, raised critical funds for Palm Beach County’s ocean and sea turtle conservation hub,…

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Holiday Sea Turtle Release off Juno Beach!

Bid farewell to “Nicklen,” a loggerhead sea turtle named after National Geographic photographer and Go Blue Awards keynote speaker Next Tuesday, Dec. 27, Loggerhead Marinelife Center will release Nicklen, a large juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, from its facility. Nicklen was found last October floating in the Jupiter Inlet near Dubois Park. The turtle had numerous…

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Millennials: Eco-Advocates or Eco-Warriors?

Are we a generation of eco-advocates equipped with thumbs trigger ready to hit share or are we a new generation of eco-warriors who will create a revolution? Marketing research reports paint millennials as a generation full of tech-savvy, environmental stewards who are willing to pay more money for sustainable options, but fail to identify how…

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LMC staff present research, conservation projects at annual Sea Turtle Workshop

Staff members of LMC’s rehabilitation and conservation teams recently presented at the 2016 Florida Keys Sea Turtle Workshop at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. Veterinary Technician Samantha Clark presented “Plastic Packed Post-Hatchlings and our Treatment Protocol.” The study detailed marine debris in post-hatchlings and treatment methods at LMC. According to Clark, the presentation was…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s SEA-sonal Celebration event to offer holiday activities, ocean wishes

Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host its annual SEA-sonal Celebration event this Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. complete with ocean-friendly activities, “wishes for the ocean,” free programming, holiday music and more. At the event, guests can create environmentally-friendly holiday ornaments at the Responsible Decorator Station and will leave with one Responsible Decorator…

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Destination DEMA

“Sea Turtles don’t dwell in desserts. So why are you here?” – A comment the conservation and marketing team heard routinely throughout their time at the 2016 Dive Equipment and Marketing Association show (DEMA). Our fellow attendees had a point, sea turtles reside a long way from Nevada, so why did we travel to Las Vegas for…

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Local schools, LMC "weigh in" on Candy Wrapper Recycling Program, collect over 60 pounds

Recently, LMC “wrapped up” its first-ever Candy Wrapper Recycling Program, collecting over 60 pounds of candy wrappers thanks to participants on campus and in Palm Beach County school classrooms. The program was created to help reduce waste during Halloween. LMC placed TerraCycle bins on campus in order to collect the wrappers. TerraCycle, a private recycling…

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