Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Moody Gardens Discovery Pyramid 
1 Hope Blvd. (Pink Pyramid)
Galveston, TX 77554

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Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council 

2023 Sea Turtle Saturday 

Make plans to attend Galveston’s ever popular annual sea turtle symposium on Saturday, February 25, 2023! This informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) will be in-person this year at Moody Gardens!

Presenters include Morgan Huette, Gulf of Mexico Program Coordinator for Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), Dr. Chris Marshall, Director of the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research at A&M Galveston, and Alicia Walker, Program Coordinator for Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK).

Hear about how Turtle Island Restoration Network is protecting sea turtles and other marine wildlife, TIRN’s latest initiative to bring a reusable food ware system to Galveston and their new sea turtle action center and what you can do that will contribute to this movement of reaching a blue green planet.

Alicia Walker will take us on a journey 40 years in the making as she presents, 2022: 40 Years of Sea Turtle Conservation at the Amos Rehabilitation Keep. ARK was established in 1982 and focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine birds, birds of prey, and sea turtles on the central coast of Texas. Alicia will be presenting on the past year of sea turtle conservation at the ARK, as well as reflecting on the accomplishments and the many challenges throughout the 40 years of conservation. She will also look towards 2023 discussing what the ARK hopes to achieve in the coming year.

The Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research was created to address the data gaps and research needs to conserve sea turtles in Texas, the western Gulf and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The Center seeks to organize sea turtle biologists in the region and speak with one voice to attract attention and funding, for sea turtle research activities and conservation priorities that will protect sea turtle populations and their vital habitats from the beaches to the ocean. Dr. Marshall will provide an update on the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research. 


Note: There will be no sea turtles at this event.


* Registrants must be at least 12 years old and if under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

Light breakfast, coffee and juice will be served.