Join The Wave
While we’re humbled on the impact we’ve had this year, the challenges facing sea turtles and our ocean are greater than ever before. With the end of the year in sight, and our new campus expansion set to open, we’re energized about what we have and will accomplish together!
Our Rehabilitation Department continues to be an internationally renowned teaching and research hospital.
This year we gave expert care to 85 sea turtles and hosted more veterinary interns, students, and technicians than ever. Our new outdoor hospital is a game changer; doubling our sea turtle patient capacity, adding an ICU, and providing a state-of-the- art clean seawater system.
Our Education Department developed a new STEAM curriculum for campus, community, and virtual programs.
In 2021, we have reached over 72,000 students, and our expansion provides six times the space for innovative STEAM education and interactive exhibits. Providing free admission and accessible ocean education remains a core guiding principle.
Our Research Department tirelessly protected more than 15,000 sea turtle nests - day and night - on our local beaches.
In the lab, the team published 11 scientific papers, documenting our beaches as the most densely nested loggerhead population in the Western Hemisphere! The Conservation Department launched Tour de Trash, a month-long cleanup in southeast Florida, removing nearly three tons of debris from the ocean.
Making Waves of Progress
On behalf of our staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your partnership. More than ever, we are committed to our conservation mission and to creating a rising generation of diverse leaders who can carry it forward. Your support helps us lead the way, both here in Florida and around the globe.
Onward for the ocean,
Kyle S. Van Houtan, Ph.D.,
President & CEO
Your continued support of our Center's mission is a responsible and impactful investment in education, conservation, research, and rehabilitation. In 2021, we received the highest ranking available from Charity Navigator for the eighth consecutive year. Demonstrating our commitment to donors who invest their funds effectively, we are committed to responsible management of your investment and are proud that LMC ranks among the most responsible top 6% of charities in the nation.