Programs & Events

Topsail Island Sea Turtle Adventure

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
429
Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Aug. 7, 2013 | Wednesday, 11:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, August 7, 11:00 am – Friday, August 9, 5:00 pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 12. Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Location: In the Field - Topsail Island
Fee: 
$90 ($80 for Friends of the Museum). Fee includes transportation and instruction. Participant pays for lodging and meals.

Learn about sea turtles and possibly witness the miracle of hatching sea turtles on this three-night trip to Topsail Island.  Participants will spend evenings on the beach "nest sitting" — waiting for baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles to leave their sandy nests.  Daytime hours will be spent exploring the island’s natural history, swimming, beach combing or catching up on sleep.  We will also visit the Topsail Turtle Hospital to learn about their work in caring for sick and injured sea turtles.

Activity Level: Moderate
Leader(s): Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator & Dan Dombrowski, Museum Veterinarian
Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form and Health Form with payment. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to trip start date. Trips failing to reach the minimum registration numbers by the deadline date may be canceled. Please call to check on trip status if interested in registering after the deadline.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.