Eco Experiences

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A female loggerhead turtle makes her way up the beach looking for a place to lay her eggs on Juno Beach. Every 2-3 years, loggerheads mate in coastal waters and then return to nest on the very same beach where they were hatched, called the "natal" beach.

Eco Adventure Series

Join LMC biologists on local eco excursions and explore the diverse coastal ecosystems of Florida. From river to reef, participants will learn about the local flora and fauna as well as  gain and insight into the important of these delicate ecosystems in their community.

Cost: Varies
Ages: Varies by tour
Time: Twice a month

Guided Turtle Walks

Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows our visitors to learn about and observe the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles. With the approval of state issued permits, experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center scouts will patrol our designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles and engage in a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Once a loggerhead sea turtle emerges and begins her egg-laying process, the group is then led down to the beach to witness this unforgettable experience.

Cost: $22/non-members; $20 members
Ages: 10+
Time: June & July, Tuesdays - Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Program returns in June 2023.

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Sunrise Nest Excavation

The Sunrise Nest Excavation program is a unique opportunity for Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) educators to give the public insight into LMC’s research department. With permission from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a permitted staff member will lead guests down onto Juno, Jupiter or Tequesta beaches to discuss the nesting and hatching processes of sea turtles. After an introduction to these processes, guests may have the opportunity to witness a live excavation and create their own data sheets to take home as a memento.

Cost: $24/non-members; $22/members
Ages: 8+
Time: August 1st-September 4th, Sunday-Thursday at 7 a.m.

Program returns in August 2023.

Hatchling Releases

The Hatchling Release program at Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a unique experience that allows our visitors to learn about sea turtles and the hatching process. The program begins with an educational lesson about sea turtles and conservation and concludes with a trip to the beach to view hatchlings being released to the ocean by LMC staff.

Cost: $22/non-members; $20/members
Ages: 10+
Time: Daily in August at 8 p.m.

Program returns in August 2023.

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Hammock Hikes

Led by one of our experienced biologists, the Hammock Hike is a 45-minute outdoor excursion into the coastal hammock habitat adjacent to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The program will talk about the importance of these coastal ecosystems, engage guests with plant and animal identification, and end with a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean. In partnership with PBC Environmental Resources Management (ERM), LMC has adopted the Juno Dune Natural Area. Please register for your desired date on our calendar.

Cost: Free
Ages: All ages welcome!
Time: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Program returns in October 2022.

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Kids Fishing Program

Participants will learn basic techniques for fishing including knot tying, casting, fish handling, and proper catch-and-release techniques. In addition to fishing skills, participants are taught to be responsible anglers and discover how to reduce their impact on marine life. Fish caught during this program will always be released. All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Participants will receive a Responsible Anglers Certificate following their completion of the program. Please see details during registration for recommended items to bring.

NOTE: this program meets at the Juno Beach Pier. Please meet your program leaders at the picnic tables in front of the Juno Pier Bait House for check-in.

Cost: $12
Ages: 8-14
Time: Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Program returns in October 2022.