Upcoming Events Hosted By Barrier Island Center

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Sea turtles highlight a variety of events

ABOVE VIDEO: Facts about sea turtles that you should know.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Sea turtles highlight a variety of events featured in September by the Barrier Island Center, South Beaches region of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.

EVENTS INCLUDE

Sea turtles once roamed the oceans by the millions, but over the past few centuries the demand for sea turtle meat, eggs, shell, leather and oil has greatly reduced their number. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Sea turtles once roamed the oceans by the millions, but over the past few centuries the demand for sea turtle meat, eggs, shell, leather and oil has greatly reduced their number. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Turtle Talks – 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11: Join us to explore the beach in search of sea turtle tracks and observe sea turtle biologists evaluate a nest that has recently hatched.

Dune to Lagoon Homeschool Series – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10: Learn about sea turtles and the threats that they face. For students in grades K-12. Enrollment is limited. For availability, email jennifer.howell@brevardparks.com or call 321-723-3556

“Living Shorelines” Presentation – 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: Join Marc Virgilio from the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve to learn about the importance of living shorelines like mangrove ecosystems and what you can do to help protect and restore them locally.

Do your part for nesting and hatchling sea turtles by keeping our beaches and ocean clean of marine debris. Record information about the trash you collect to help researchers better understand the global issue of marine debris. (Image For SpaceCoastDaily.com))

Do your part for nesting and hatchling sea turtles by keeping our beaches and ocean clean of marine debris. Record information about the trash you collect to help researchers better understand the global issue of marine debris. (Image For SpaceCoastDaily.com))

Oyster Mat Making – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18: Help the Brevard Zoo create mats to restore oyster reefs in the Mosquito Lagoon.

International Coastal Cleanup – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21: Do your part for nesting and hatchling sea turtles by keeping our beaches and ocean clean of marine debris. Record information about the trash you collect to help researchers better understand the global issue of marine debris.

National Estuaries Day Celebration With “Hands Across the Lagoon,” “Sea Stars” Touch Tank, and “Naturally Central Florida” Eco-Film – 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28: Show your support for the protection and restoration of the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most diverse estuaries in the United States, by joining hands across one of the designated Lagoon causeways, US192 or Wabasso, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Then visit the Barrier Island Center to learn more about the unique life in the Lagoon by interacting with our “Sea Stars” touch tank.


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