Program Explores Sea Turtle Life In Rockledge

By  //  January 15, 2013

Free Public Event

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BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – A free informative program about the struggles sea turtles face to nest is coming soon to Rockledge.

A free program about what it’s like to be a sea turtle will be offered in January at RIverwalk – A Family Park in Rocklkedge. (Image courtesy Sea Turtle Preservation Society)

The “It’s Tough To Be A Turtle” Obstacle Course and program will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Riverwalk: A Family Park at 5355 U.S. Highway 1 in Rockledge.

The program is being held in conjunction with the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.

Sea turtles are sighted on Brevard County beaches each summer, but they only spend a tiny fraction of their life out of the water.

What do they do the rest of the time they are in the ocean? Find out the answer by becoming a sea turtle.

Strap on a shell and make your migration through the multitude of ocean obstacles sea turtles face to return to the beach to nest. Will you make it to the end to lay your eggs or will you be delayed by discarding fishing line, distracted by lights or run into many of the other hurdles sea turtles face during their cross ocean travels?

This activity involves climbing, crawling, balance, and agility as participants move through an obstacle course on the Riverwalk Park grounds.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Call 321-433-4490 or send an email to for further information or to register.