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Moonlight, Sea Turtles and You!
Turtle Walks with the Museum of Discovery and Science
Take place Tuesday, June 10 – July 16, 2008

Fort Lauderdale, April 18, 2008 – Beginning Tuesday, June 10, the Museum of Discovery and Science will host summer evening Turtle Walks. The whole family can participate in an evening of discovery while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 400-pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. Guests will also meet, “Lois,” the Museum’s resident female Loggerhead sea turtle.

At 9 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will meet “Lois,” the Museum’s resident female Loggerhead sea turtle, who is approximately 9 months old and weighs 1 lb. “Lois’” size is comparable to that of bagel! Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.

The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides will lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget.

Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations. Prices are $15 for members and $17 for non-members.
2008 Turtle Walk Dates
Tuesday, June 10 Wednesday, June 11
Thursday, June 12 Tuesday, June 17
Wednesday, June 18 Tuesday, June 24
Wednesday, June 25 Thursday, June 26
Tuesday, July 1 Wednesday, July 2
Thursday, July 3 Tuesday, July 8
Wednesday, July 9 Thursday, July 10
Tuesday, July 15 Wednesday, July 16





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