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Celebrate World Sea Turtle Day at Florida Museum

The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) will hold an event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 4, at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida (UF) campus for World Sea Turtle Day. Children and families are welcomed to come tour the museum’s sea turtle exhibits and enjoy Turtle Tours that will educate them about sea turtles and their habitats.

 

Kids can create fun turtle crafts, play turtle trivia, meet sea turtle scientists and researchers from the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at UF. There will be sea turtle specimens, free stickers and bookmarks for kids that join STC.

 

Sea turtles perform many important tasks that contribute to the well-being of sea life and the environment. Leatherbacks and hawksbill sea turtles help keep the populations of jellyfish and sponges in check. Like regular grass, sea grass needs to be kept short to ensure it’s healthy and that it continues to grow along the ocean, and green sea turtles eat sea grass.

 

Admission is free. For more information, visit ConserveTurtles.org.

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