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April 28, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Details:
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Avenue

Tybee Island, GA 31328
$30 for non-members; $25 for science center members.
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2018 Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run and Turtle Release

Saturday, April 28, 2018

KICK-OFF FOR COASTAL GEORGIA’S SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON Nesting season for Georgia's sea turtles officially starts on May 1st. The Turtle Trot is a fundraiser for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center's Sea Turtle Conservation Fund. Our Tybee Sea Turtle Project watches over the island's nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings. On the pavillion, there will be music and refreshments and inside the science center, you'll meet our resident sea turtle and marine debris ambassador. After the race, we'll have our ceremonial releasing of a loggerhead sea turtle back to the ocean, right from our beach and next to the pier--with our partners the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.