Sixth Annual Marinelife Day and Shop & Share at The Gardens Mall to benefit Loggerhead Marinelife Center, educate public on ocean conservation
For the sixth year in a row, Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) will partner with The Gardens Mall to provide turtle lovers with an interactive afternoon at Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall on Saturday, Aug. 18. The free exhibition, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall, will highlight sea turtles and ocean conservation. This year’s theme is #PlasticFreeWithLMC which will emphasize the importance of reducing single-use plastics from our everyday routines.
With a special appearance by LMC’s mascot, Fletch, ocean-themed activities and exhibits that highlight the conservation, rehabilitation and research work carried out at Loggerhead Marinelife Center – plus chances to win exciting prizes – Marinelife Day is perfect for the whole family. Little “hatchlings” will also be able to enjoy LMC programs including Jr. Vet Learning Labs, Conservation Corner, Sea Turtle Story Time and much more.
Of course, the fun doesn’t stop there. LMC will also announce winners of LMC’s fourth annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest, a community photography contest powered by Facebook and Instagram with an independent panel of judges including: Michael Brown, Local photographer; Eric Call, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation; Lori Griffith, Local photographer; Mayor Jason Haselkorn, Town of Juno Beach; Ben Hicks Local photographer; Greg Lovett, Palm Beach Post; Fatima NeJame, Palm Beach Photographic Center; Nancy Politsch, Lighthouse ArtCenter; Scott Simmons, Florida Weekly; and Mayor Todd Wodraska, Town of Jupiter. Guests will also enjoy a luxury raffle featuring donations from retailers and The Gardens Mall.
Additionally, for those needing an excuse to shop, The Gardens Mall will host a Shop & Share, donating five percent of the day’s total logged shopping receipts to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. At Marinelife Day, participants can contribute to Ocean Conservation and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation in these two “fintastic” ways:
• Mention Loggerhead Marinelife Center when you show your receipts at one of the Information Desks (Grand Court, Sears Court and Nordstrom Court) and LMC will receive five percent of the day’s total
logged receipts (up to $100,000).
• Shop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at one or more of the stores (Alex and Ani, Brooks Brothers, Bunulu, California Pizza Kitchen, J. McLaughlin, Jimmy Choo, Kendra Scott, Lilly Pulitzer, Madewell, Michael Kors and Tory Burch) participating in the additional “Shop & Share” that individually contributes to LMC. Shop & Share includes, but is not limited to the retailers listed above.
LMC would like to thank The Gardens Mall and PNC Bank for sponsoring Marinelife Day. For more information, visit www.thegardensmall.com/events/loggerhead-marinelife-day–shop-and-share.
About Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle hospital that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site campus hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center is expanding and has launched their Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.
About The Gardens Mall
The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4-million-square-foot, super-regional shopping center features more than 150 world-class retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. The Gardens Mall is owned and managed by The Forbes Company. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call (561) 775-7750 or visit the mall online at thegardensmall.com.