Programs & Events

Topsail Island Sea Turtle Adventure

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Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Sep. 27, 2015 | Sunday, 11:00am
Multiple Times: 
Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. – Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, September 10, 6:00-8:00 pm orientation/information session (at Museum)
Minimum age 12. Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Location: In the Field - Topsail Island
$85 ($75 for Friends of the Museum) Fee covers travel, instruction and admission fees. Participant pays for lodging and meals.

Learn about sea turtles and possibly witness the hatching of sea turtles on Topsail Island.  Participants will spend evenings on the beach “nest sitting”-- waiting for baby loggerhead sea turtles to leave their sandy nests.  Daytime hours can be spent 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.  Weather and time permitting, we will drive through Holly Shelter Game Land on our return to Raleigh to see Venus Fly-traps, other carnivorous plants, native orchids, and maybe an alligator or two.

There will be an information/orientation session at the Museum on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Activity Level: Easy (long periods of time on beach at night)

Leader(s): Jerry Reynolds & Shane Christian, Museum Educators

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.