Our campus closed to the public on Monday March 16th however, our lifesaving work in our sea turtle hospital and on our local beaches continues. Our sea turtles are safe and receiving world-class care. Be sure to stay up to date on COVID-19 updates on our blog!
Our innovative educators have moved our programs to the online environment so we can help contribute to the education of eager minds of all ages during these unprecedented times.
Our educators are working around the clock to bring you and your family exceptional virtual learning modules.
With your help, we can continue to bring these free educational resources:
Our Center's closure to the public has significantly impacted our financial resources. Please help contribute towards our Virtual Coastal Classroom so we can bring our free episodes to the world and continue our life saving operations.
Help us provide free education - no donation is too small:
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Virtual Coastal Classrom - Week 4
Monday, April 6 - Nesting 101
Dig into the depths of sea turtle nesting with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Biologist, Casey! Discover which species of sea turtle nest on the South Florida beaches, the nesting process of a female sea turtle, and how we can help nesting sea turtles and hatchlings have the best chance of survival out in the ocean!
Tuesday, April 7 - Ask a Biologist: Sea Turtle Nesting
Sea turtle nesting season kicked off on March 1st and we want to give you a behind the scenes look at our field biologists in action. Tune in for this special version of “Ask a Biologist” with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Senior Manager of Research and Data, Sarah Hirsch.
Wednesday, April 8 - Talking Trash
“Talk trash” with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Conservation Manager, Katie! Learn all about this “dirty job” and what it takes to defend our seas from ocean pollution. Explore our conservation efforts and learn how YOU can help save our seas from anywhere in the world!
At home activity for grades K-12: Create your own debris sort report!
Thursday, April 9 - Fish Feeding
Dive into our aquaria at Loggerhead Marinelife Center to learn about four of the coastal ecosystems found in Florida! Learn about the plant and animal life that call Florida waters home, and watch LIVE as our biologists feed the fish in our educational aquaria! Throughout this experience, you will learn about why these ecosystems are so important to the ocean.
At-home activity (Grades K - 8): Make a Coral Reef!
Friday, April 10 - Gopher Tortoises
Take a walk on the wild side as we step away from sea turtles and learn more about land turtles, more commonly known as tortoises! Our Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Biologist, Enya, will be focusing on Gopher Tortoises, which are native to Florida’s Hammock, and the important roles they play in that ecosystem.
At-home activity (Grades K - 5): Make a Gopher Tortoise Burrow
Weekend Patient Updates
Tune in Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m. est. for an inside look at our sea turtle hospital. Learn about each patient and the treatments they are receiving. Our work never stops.