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.
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Virtual Coastal Classrom - Week 7
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Monday, April 27 - Unique Sea Turtle Treatments
Join our veterinary technician Sam Clark as she discusses some of the most unique sea turtle treatments she has helped design for our sea turtle patients! Learn about some of the challenges our rehabilitation staff face in treating these unique reptiles, and hear some of the ways our rehabilitation team has come up with creative solutions!
At-home Activity (Grades K-8): Innovate at Home!, At-home Activity (Grades 4-8): Treat This Turtle: Zubey
Tuesday, April 28 - Fish ID
Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist educator, Casey explores our coastal ecosystems found in Florida. During this program, guests will learn about different fish species and how to tell them apart. Dive in as Casey highlights a select few fish specific out of the over 25,000 different fish species that exist.For more information on LMC’s Virtual Coastal Classroom, please visit: marinelife.org/homelearn #WavesOfProgress
Wednesday, April 29 - Animal Defenses
Shells, scales, and spines - oh my! Have you ever wondered how an animal protects itself? Does an animal like a lion ever have to defend itself, despite being a predator? What about sea turtles, do they need to defend themselves? Tune in to learn the basics about a wide range of defensive strategies used by all kinds of animals - from Armadillos to Zebras! Test your knowledge of animal defenses by taking our quiz, and get hands-on with our Animal Defenses Lesson Plan and Activity!
At-home activity (Grades K - 3): Design a Defense!, At-home activity (Grades K-6): Animal Defenses Relay
Thursday, April 30 - Mangroves
Friday, May 1 - Hatchling 101
Join our marine science educator Enya as she introduces Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s smallest patients! Learn about our hatchlings and how they survive.
At-home activity (Grades K -3) : Recycled Hatchlings
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.