Celebrate Sea Turtles with Flagler County Festival

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:35 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:35 p.m.

Flagler and Volusia counties have several festivals planned to celebrate our beloved sea turtles over the next couple of weeks.

April 4th at Flagler Beach, the Volusia Flagler Turtle Patrol conducts its 8th annual Turtle Festival.  The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.  There will be live music, activities and entertainment as well as environmental exhibits.

For more information, visit the Turtle Patrol’s website at turtlepatrol.com

On April 11, Volusia County’s Marine Science Center plans its 13th annual Turtle Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at 100 Lighthouse Drive in Ponce Inlet.  Visitors can see endangered sea turtles, birds and other marine life.

Also on April 11, the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach plans an open house. The schedule of activities includes a bird rescue clinic, marine touch tanks, a kayak clinic and kids crafts, including the opportunity to get photos taken with a “mermaid.”

The open house is free and is planned to take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call 386-428-4828.

To read the entire original Daytona Beach News Journal article click here.

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