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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Fundraising Event

“Party with a Purpose” Event Open to South Florida Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

OCSeaTurtle-Logo w-no NSUFORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Marine research has been one of the foundations of Nova Southeastern University (NSU.) Dating back to the 1960s, NSU has been deeply involved in learning about the world’s oceans and the myriad of creatures who live there. One of the most beloved creatures found on our reefs are sea turtles – and Florida is home to several species, many of which are considered endangered.

Like other native animals, sea turtles share the beach with Floridians living along the coastline. Realizing that we need to do whatever we can to help ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures, Broward County created the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the county has worked with NSU via a public/private partnership to operate the program as part of ongoing oceanographic research, a cornerstone of the university’s marine sciences program at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography.

To help raise funds for the program, a “Party with a Purpose” event has been scheduled. The fundraiser is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 17th at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub, 1921 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. The event is open to the entire South Florida community.

The cost is $10 per ticket – they can be purchased before the event (with the full $10 going toward the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program) or at the door, with 50% of the cost of those tickets benefitting the program. Along with food and drinks, the event features silent auction and raffle prizes – again, with 50% of the auction proceeds benefiting the sea turtle program.

For more information on the fundraising event and to purchase advance tickets that benefit NSU 100%, please contact the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program at 954-262-3672 or via e-mail at bcstcp@gmail.com.

 

  • For more information on the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, visit them ONLINE.
  • For more information on the Broward County Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Program, visit them ONLINE.

 

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the  largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

About NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography: The college provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate (master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates) education programs in a broad range of disciplines, including marine sciences, mathematics, biophysics, and chemistry. Researchers carry out innovative basic and applied marine research programs in coral reef biology, ecology, and geology; fish biology, ecology, and conservation; shark and billfish ecology; fisheries science; deep-sea organismal biology and ecology; invertebrate and vertebrate genomics, genetics, molecular ecology, and evolution; microbiology; biodiversity; observation and modeling of large-scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, and ocean atmosphere coupling; benthic habitat mapping; biodiversity; histology; and calcification. The college’s newest building is the state-of-the-art Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center, an 86,000-square-foot structure filled with laboratories; offices; seminar rooms; an auditorium; and indoor and outdoor running sea water facilities. Please visit cnso.nova.edu for more information.

 

February 8, 2016

 

Joe Donzelli | Office of Public Affairs
954-262-2159 (office) |954-661-4571 (cell)
jdonzelli@nova.edu | www.nova.edu