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Tag Archives: Sea Turtle

Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate World Oceans Day & March for the Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The world’s oceans are under siege. Everywhere you turn you see threats to this ecosystem – whether it be from oil spills, chemical pollution or the proliferation of plastic – the oceans need our help. In fact, recent video evidence surfaced showing a…


2018 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Underway

Guest Editorial – Op/Ed 2018 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Here Sea turtles are some of the most beloved marine creatures in the world. Here in Florida we are lucky – nearly 70% of all the sea turtle nests in North America nests are laid on our beaches. Each year,…


Marine Environmental Education Center Celebrates First Anniversary

On Saturday, March 3, the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House celebrated its 1st anniversary. Everyone was welcome! Families enjoyed coconut painting, a photo booths, cake, and especially meeting our green sea turtle, Captain! People of all ages enjoyed learning about south Florida’s coastal environmental through games…


Marine Environmental Education Center Wins Award

On Thursday, March 1, NSU and the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) were presented with the Partnership Award by the Broward County Parks and Recreation Department.  Present to accept the award from Broward County Parks Directors Dan West and Galye Preston were Halmos Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D., Broward County Sea…


Sea Turtle Program Receives Adopt-A-Nest Donation

Last month the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, managed by Halmos College, received an $8,520 check from the Adopt-a-Nest program. This long-standing partnership between the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation and the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program supports sea turtle conservation in Broward County.  The conservation program…


Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

MEDIA ADVISORY Historic Carpenter House Home to Sea Turtle Education Program   WHO: Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC,) Broward County, the Carpenter House, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Captain, our “forever resident” green sea turtle WHAT: One Year Anniversary Celebration WHERE: Historic Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach,…


Opening Ceremony of the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House

MEDIA ADVISORY *ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT & PHOTO EDITORS * Excellent Story & Photo Opportunity   WHO: Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Broward County Parks and Recreation, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Marine Environmental Education Center WHAT: Opening Ceremony of the Marine Environmental Education Center at the historic Carpenter House WHERE: The Carpenter House, 4414…


Sea Turtle Conservation Program Makes the News

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The researchers and volunteers who work with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) were busy this year – really busy. That’s because 2016 was a record year for sea turtle nests in Broward County. The story received media attention, with the following outlets covering the…


2016 A Record Season for Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The researchers and volunteers who work with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) were busy this year – really busy. That’s because 2016 was a record year for sea turtle nests in Broward County. “We were busy, but it’s all…


2015 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Saw Second-Largest Number of Turtle Nests in History

Sea Turtle Swimming FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Every year from March through October, something truly amazing happens: sea turtles make their way onto the beaches of South Florida to lay the eggs of the next generation. In 2015, the number of nests documented by the Broward…


Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Fundraising Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT 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…


Rehabilitated Juvenile Green Sea Turtle to be Released Back Into the Atlantic Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Like the millions of people who call Florida home, so, too, do five species of sea turtles. And like their human counterparts, turtles are frequently seen just offshore from Broward County or near one of the many fishing piers in the county….