PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Enjoy some close encounters with endangered sea turtles and other marine life during the 15th annual Turtle Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive.
Animal rehabilitation staff will explain how they care for injured birds and sea turtles, while vendors will sell food, beverages and frozen custard. Exhibitors from regional conservation organizations will provide information on projects throughout the area. Other activities will include face painting, crafts and live music.
Attendees can meet glove-trained birds of prey and get their hands wet in the center’s touch pool, which features cownose rays and hermit crabs.
Admission to the Marine Science Center and Turtle Day events will be free. Turtle Day is sponsored by Tortugas Care Charity Foundation of the Daytona Tortugas; Ritter’s Frozen Custard; Bass Pro Shops; Alexis Lenssen, CFP, Raymond James; and the Friends of Marine Science Center.
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For more information, please call the Marine Science Center at 386-304-5545 or visit www.marinesciencecenter.com.