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Fletch’s Fall Festival Promotes Conservation, Fun Educational Activities on Oct. 20

Celebrate the arrival of this holiday season sea turtle style at Fletch’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

During this FREE, family friendly event, guests will preview and partake in our updated fall education and conservation programs. Join our lovable mascot, Fletch, on campus with your little hatchlings as we present this year’s theme, the “Changing of the SEAsons”. We invite you to join us and take the pledge to change at least one behavior that will help save our oceans.

This exciting event will include the Changing of the SEAsons pledge station, Mommy & Me Paints, Jr. Vet Labs, Hatchling Tales, free public guided tours, kids crafts, face painting and more.

Fletch will be available for photos and meet-and-greets in our fall-themed courtyard. Also debuting this year will be PNC Bank’s “Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure”.

“In addition to all the activities, we will be focusing on giving guests sustainable options for things they use every day to help protect our oceans. This is sure to be a fun fall family event,” said Casey Sohyda, community outreach coordinator at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The Center is continuing to promote environmentally friendly activities, such as the Candy Wrapper Recycling Program, by placing a TerraCycle bin on campus and at Manatee Lagoon, where guests can dispose of their children’s candy wrappers during the month of October through Nov. 5. LMC will then collect all recycling bags for shipping to TerraCycle.

Join us as we showcase the impacts humans have on our ocean and learn about sustainable ways to help reduce our footprint on the environment.

For more information about Fletch’s Fall Festival, contact Sue Thompson at 561-627-8280, ext. 119, sthompson@marinelife.org or visit www.marinelife.org/fletchs-fall-festival.

 

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About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution 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’s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its 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.