BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Gumbo Limbo Nature center) — The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (1801 North Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton FL 33432) announces that its popular annual Sea Turtle Day Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year activities for children and adults will focus on the event’s theme Plastic Free by the Sea, highlighting the environmental impact of plastic on marine life, especially sea turtles.
Each year, the Sea Turtle Day Festival at Gumbo Limbo presents a fun-filled family day of environmental education that is packed with exciting things to see and do, including face painting, aquarium feedings, children’s theater, guided nature walks, kids’ crafts, and more.
Luna, the green sea turtle ambassador, will return to Gumbo Limbo for the Sea Turtle Day Festival. Appearing across from the popular Shipwreck Aquarium, Luna will be available for photos (with your own camera), hugs, and high-flippers for the first half of every hour.
“We decided to focus on the importance of trying to become plastic free because plastic is harmful to the ocean and coastal ecosystems – and the animal and plant life that call it home,” said Leanne Welch, Manager of Gumbo Limbo. We are working with our exhibitors and vendors to ensure that our event does not use single-use plastics.”
“Plastic never fully breaks down or decomposes on land or in the oceans; it only gets smaller until it becomes what’s known as ‘microplastics’. Any plastics that enter the ocean will break down only to a certain point, and are most likely to be consumed by an animal of some kind, entering the global food chain.”
The Sea Turtle Day Festival offers fun and education for all ages (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) and suggested donation is $5 per person. For more information, or to join Friends of Gumbo Limbo please
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