"Sea Turtle & Trash Talk"
To help protect Florida’s nesting sea turtles, we love to talk trash and sea turtles at our outreach programs. Contact us if you would like to schedule an event for your group.
The first community outreach program was on Earth Day 2018 at Ft. Clinch State Park. While volunteering on Ft. Clinch’s Sea Turtle Patrol Team, Amy shared valuable information about sea turtles with the members of the local Girl Scout Troop #729. The scout members learned about the importance of keeping beaches clean and took home turtle stickers, paper drinking straws, pencils, and sea shells.
The 1st annual Fernandina Beach Pride Festival was held at Central Park on June 9, 2018. Amy and Carol of Beach Junki, shared information on how to keep the beaches clean and safe for sea turtles. Visitors enjoyed listening to Amy talk about sea turtles and were supportive of their mission. Beach Junki distributed educational materials and invited visitors to volunteer for the next beach cleanup.
Hilliard Youth Campers
In 2018, Amy traveled back to her hometown of Hilliard, Florida, to talk with the Hilliard Summer Youth Campers. The children were eager to learn about sea turtles, sea shells, and the marine debris that washes up from the ocean. They took home sea turtle stickers, pencils, paper drinking straws, and education materials.
Wild Amelia Festival
The Wild Amelia Nature Festival was held in May 2019 at the recreation center in Fernandina Beach. The children enjoyed seeing the different kinds of toys stuck in our display net. We showed a molted horseshoe crab, sea shells, and some of the beach toys found washed up on the beach. We handed out sea turtle stickers, paper drinking straws, pencils, and educational literature.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2022, Amy and Angela gave a presentation at the Osprey Village Community Center about the need to keep the beaches clean. The residents heard stories about the debris that washes up from the ocean, particularly after a storm or high winds. They were especially entertained by stories about the two sets of dentures that washed up. The residents were happy to know that Beach Junki organization is making a positive difference in the community, and saving sea turtles.
Make a “pinky promise”to protect sea turtles by keeping the beach clean, dark, and flat.
Please stop by any of our outreach program to get a sea turtle-shaped crayon and color sheet, and a sea turtle-friendly filter for your cell phone or flashlight.
Contact for Outreach Programs
If you would like more information on our outreach program, complete the form on this page and we can schedule a “Sea Turtle & Trash Talk” event for your group.
Thank you for supporting our mission to keep the beach clean and safe for nesting sea turtles. Your generous gift will fund our outreach programs, the Washed Up Project, and the Beach Toy Borrow Boxes.
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