Going Blue on Black Friday

Written by Milena Soriano, LMC Marketing & Communications Intern

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Blue Friday is back to provide fun and family-friendly activities as an alternative to Black Friday shopping. This annual event provides community members the chance to give back to the environment by learning how to reduce waste during the holiday season.

Join us Friday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for various exciting and creative conservation activities – including off-campus coastal clean-ups, free on-campus programming and much more!

Beach clean-ups

Give back to the ocean and start off your day by assisting LMC staff members in cleaning up some of our beautiful coastal areas. After the clean-up, participants can then head on over to LMC’s back deck and enjoy a free complimentary light breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m.

You can choose from these two clean-up locations:

  • Beach Clean-up at Juno Beach (9-10 a.m.)
    14200 US Hwy One
    Juno Beach, 33408
  • In-water Clean-up at Bert Winter’s Park (9-11 a.m.)*
    13425 Ellison Wilson Rd
    Juno Beach, 33408

*Advanced registration required. Please contact Hannah at hcampbell@marinelife.org to reserve your spot for the in-water clean-up.

Can’t make it to the clean-ups?

Participants who cannot attend a clean-up can visit LMC between 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. and check out our free family programming, including the Dr. Logger Show, Junior Vet Labs and Turtle Yard Tours. Kids can also have fun with our interactive waste exhibit, which encourages people to take a pledge to cut down waste during holiday festivities.

Families will also learn about alternative gift wrapping ideas when receiving a free “Blue Friday Gift Wrapping Kit.” The kit includes materials needed to make an environmentally-friendly gift box. Guests who buy gifts for loved ones at our LMC gift store can bring their purchases to our Responsible Wrapping Station for a free 100 percent post-consumer wrapping service.

Don’t forget to bring your new, unwrapped toys to support the Toys For Tots charity drive (in LMC’s front lobby).

For more information about Blue Friday, please visit marinelife.org/bluefriday or contact Sue Thompson at sthompson@marinelife.org.