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New Marine Environmental Education Center Featured

New Program Debuts at Historic Carpenter House in Hollywood, Florida

 

Carpenter-House-LogoThanks to a partnership between Nova Southeastern University and Broward County Parks and Recreation, the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) was born. The facility is located on the historic grounds of the Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach. The facility will provide outstanding marine education, interactive learning, and research with a focus on endangered sea turtles. This mission will carry on the traditions of the Carpenters and engage the community to learn about their local environment.

 

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Captain the Green Sea Turtle

Although education will be the focus at this new center, a very large draw will be the center’s ability to care for a rehabilitated sea turtle. Captain, a green sea turtle, was hit by a boat in 2010 and entered rehabilitation in Georgia. Unfortunately, after years in rehab, veterinarians decided that because of a floating issue and partial paralysis to her rear flippers, Captain would never be able to survive in the wild (that’s why she has those attachments at the bottom of her shell – helps with her buoyancy.) Thankfully, the creation of this new center gives one of the many non-releasable sea turtles a “forever home” and a chance to teach younger generations about the importance of caring for the environment.

 

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