Sea Turtle Scientist

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Sea Turtle Science for the youth of St. Croix!

About the Sea Turtle Scientist program – Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge presents their newest free education program Sea Turtle Scientist, for the residents of St. Croix. This program will educate St. Croix youth on the sea turtles currently nesting on our beaches, green and hawksbill turtles! After learning about their biology, nesting, and conservation, participants will be able to observe nesting sea turtle tracks and see how we calculate hatching success through excavation of a hatched nest! This program is sure to excite and inspire!

Please note that the demand for Sea Turtle Scientist Program far exceeds the dates available so applications will be prioritized from St. Croix resident children and youth groups.

This is a free program for St. Croix residents, but donations for Education and Outreach are always appreciated!

A hatchling green turtle heads for the water!

The St. Croix Sea Turtle Project is sponsored by The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, in cooperation with US Fish and Wildlife Service at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

All photos on this website were taken under appropriate Endangered Species Permits during the course of approved research. No photos may be reproduced, or copied and used without permission. Thank you.