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Published on May 9th, 2013 | by NSB Observer


Reserve Your Spot for Turtle Watch

Starting Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., staff at Canaveral National Seashore will begin taking telephone reservations for this year’s June Turtle Watch programs.  The number to call is (386) 428-3384 ext. 223.

The programs are open to everyone eight years of age and older.  Programs are limited to forty people per night with a maximum of six people per reservation call. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person ages 16 and above, 15 and under are free. Participants with Disability Access or a Senior Pass receive a 50% discount for the cardholder only. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate.

While visitors are not guaranteed a view of a nesting sea turtle, the 2012 success rate exceeded 80%.  Fees will not be refunded if a sea turtle is not found; however unfavorable weather conditions may be cause for a refund of fees if the program is canceled.  Programs are scheduled on most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The programs for 2013 will be provided in the Apollo District of Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach.

Programs will run from 8:00 p.m. until Midnight on June 5 – 8, 12 – 15, 19 – 22,  26 – 29.  

Please have several dates in mind when you call. Further information and instruction will be sent to you within two (2) weeks of your phone call.  Turtle Watch programs give park visitors a unique opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation.

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