Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Visit The Sea Turtles!

We visited the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia! Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center increases awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, and they promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. They are the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia. The Center is open to the general public and offers an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a number of viewable sea turtle patients. We spent a few hours learning about sea turtles and visiting "patients."
Logan and Sam watched Sea Oat swim around in the tank. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. He gave us the scoop on all things turtle! Several people maximized our experience and made it even more fun! We were given the opportunity to watch several feedings (they are not all the same) and we watched several procedures in the operating room! Behind  The Scenes tours will give you a closer look at more critical patients and the facilities not usually seen from the main exhibit area. There are plenty of activities. Logan enjoyed a puzzle and Sam enjoyed helping a turtle cross the road!
We "became" turtles and visited different stations to determine our fate. We visited the "hospital" and saw several patients. We could read their progress reports and observe some of the treatments. It's a great interactive center and it's fun for the whole family. Visit them online and consider adopting a Sea Turtle! What's next? I hear they are considering turtle cams! Check out these pictures to see more!
A New Patient!

Weights To Help The Turtle Dive

It was a lot of fun and we learned many new things. I can honestly say this was one of the most entertaining educational stops ever!
Disclosure: We were provided passes in exchange for this mention.

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