In the News 2012 Archives

2012 Archives


Cooperation Leads to Sea Turtle Rescue

On Saturday, June 2, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Volunteer Program and staff from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) rushed to the aid of an injured loggerhead sea turtle that was struggling to stay afloat after being struck by a boat propeller in the Intracoastal Waterway. The

Whole Foods Shoppers Support Friends of Gumbo Limbo!

Funds Secured for Habitats, Inhabitants, and Interpretive Exhibits During the first quarter of 2012, shoppers at Whole Foods Market Boca Raton were able to donate a dime to Friends of Gumbo Limbo for each bag they brought to take home their purchases.  Those dimes added up to nearly

Sea Tank Project Update: May 3

The exhibit contractor has completed the Nearshore Reef Tank habitat, and is working on the installation of the components for the Mangrove Tank habitat (see photos below).  We expect the installation for the Mangrove tank will be completed by the end of next week, barring any unforeseen

Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest!

During the morning beach survey of April 9, 2012, the second leatherback nest of the season was discovered. The location of this nest is on the beach behind the Sabal Shores Condominium in Boca Raton. Marine Turtle Specialist Sue Comoglio and Juan Pablo Duarte were excited to find the

Help raise money for Friends of Gumbo Limbo while searching the internet!!

We’ve just made it easier for you to support Friends of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Boca Raton - FL) We registered Friends of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Boca Raton - FL) with, a company that helps non-profits like ours raise funds through the everyday actions of our

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Support the Gumbo Limbo Green Turtle Gallop

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders (MDC) will be supporting the Gumbo Limbo Green Turtle Gallop this Sunday, April 1st at Spanish River Park for a 7:15 am race start.  Throughout the year, members of the MDC participate in various charity walks and runs in the South Florida area, including

The Nature of St. Augustine

Gumbo Limbo’s spring trip (April 19-23) to Florida’s northeastern coast gives us the pleasure of discovering the natural treasures that welcomed earlier visitors. The St Johns River will be our introduction to the nature of northern Florida. The river was the navigable

Coming in 2012… Online Program Registration!

You’ve been asking, we’ve been researching, and finally it is coming! There are a number of logistical and technological aspects that have to happen before we can launch the online program registration, so we don’t have a definite date at this time. Please be patient with us

2012 Lecture Series Schedule

ECO-WATCH: GET ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL CUTTING EDGE Eco-Watch, Gumbo Limbo’s popular lecture series, is back for Winter/Spring 2012!   Are you interested in learning about the natural world around us?   Join us on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (from