Programs & Events

Topsail Island Sea Turtle Adventure

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Aug. 10, 2014 | Sunday, 11:00am
Multiple Times: 
Thursday, July 24, 6:00-8:00 pm orientation/information session (at Museum); Sunday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. – Tuesday, August 12, 5:00 p.m.
Minimum age 12. Minors under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Thursday, July 24, 6:00-8:00 pm orientation/information session (at Museum)
Location: Other - 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 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. 

On Thursday, July 24th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, there will be a required orientation/information session.

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.