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Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean

It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton by Ft. Lauderdale Coast Guard and local nature center officials. With the odds against them — only about 1 in 1,000 sea turtles survive to

Offshore Hatchling Release

On Monday, July 27, Gumbo LImbo Sea Turtle Conservation Staff and the Coast Guard released hundreds of sea turtle hatchling offshore.   Check out the story below by WSVN TV - 7 NEWS.   WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco    

Environmental Camp Availability

At Gumbo Limbo Environmental Camp, children will be immersed in the native world around them through outdoor fun and hands-on activities!  Games at the beach, dipnetting in the lagoon, and cane-pole fishing are just a few of the outdoor adventures that bring our campers back year after year. Older

It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season Again!

It is that time of year!  The sea turtles are returning to our area to lay their eggs to give us another generation of sea turtles.  Here is a list of things you can do to help sea turtles thrive.  Most of these guidelines are common sense and you probably know them already!   If you are on

Sea turtle rescued in Jacksonville Beach

DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — A sea turtle was rescued Monday morning at Jacksonville Beach after falling into a man-made hole. The mother sea turtle had been making a nest before she fell in the hole, which was about chest deep and 4 to 5 feet wide. The hole was left open by beachgoers. The

Friends of Gumbo Limbo's 2015 Scholarship Winners

Scholarships of 2,500 were awarded to a group of extremely talented local high school graduating seniors just beginning their college careers, Rachael Halpert (Spanish River High School), Jeffrey Keene (Strawberry Crest High School), Camila Mirow (Gulliver Prepatory), and Amanda Olson (Boca Raton

Into The Wild At Gumbo Limbo

There’s a 20-acre plot in Boca Raton where nature’s happenings aren’t stopped by man. And because of that, its name and its creatures are guaranteed to bring you back to your childhood. Experience is quickly reminding me that you only have two options when you smell a skunk in the wild. Either

Gumbo Limbo Debuts New Lighting Exhibits following a Grant from the Sea Turtle Grants Program

A grant from the Sea Turtle Grants Program allows Gumbo Limbo to install brand new lighting displays at the Center! For years, Gumbo Limbo has advocated for turtle-safe lighting and reducing light pollution in our communities. We’ve had exhibits at the Center to bring emphasis to the importance

Turtle Walk Online Reservations

Turtle Walk Reservations will open for Members Only at 9:00 AM on May 2.  General reservations will open at 9:00 AM on May 9.  Reservations can be made at http://75.119.145.208/Walk-Release  For information about the program, including dates, costs, and reservation limits, click on the link

Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release Online Reservations

For 2015, we will be moving to an online reservation system. Reservations can be made on this page (http://75.119.145.208/Walk-Release) so bookmark it now for easy access.    A window will appear below that will allow you to make reservations.  Click below to download a pdf file containing the