Learn about our Sea Turtles at this free educational program.
The talks take place every Monday in June, July & August (except July 4), starting at 8 p.m., at Lowcountry Celebration Park. Family friendly activity to learn about the nesting Sea Turtles on Hilton Head’s beaches. Learn how YOU can help to protect this endangered species. Led by Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island’s Marine Biologist Amber Kuehn, SCDNR Permit Holder for Hilton Head Island. Turtle talks take place rain or shine. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island provides monitoring and support on Hilton Head Island beaches.
They follow sea turtle nesting and hatching activity annually, May – October. Stranding Response provides documentation of stranded sea turtles. They transport injured sea turtles to the Charleston’s SC Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center for treatment. These programs spread awareness through public education and outreach. They are essential to promote the continued existence of these endangered species.
Turtle Trackers of Hilton Head Island help to assist the Sea Turtle Patrol.
Turtle Trackers was founded in 2016 by a small group in Sea Pines and has grown to 6 chapters island-wide with over 350 volunteers. Our mission is “to assist with the preservation efforts for endangered sea turtles nesting on Hilton Head Island, and to educate the public for the protection of our sea turtle hatchlings heading to the ocean”. The donations we receive go toward providing the island with educational products for sea turtle awareness.
Turtle Trackers meet from May-October, before and during sea turtle nesting season, to promote the protection of the Loggerhead Sea Turtles, an endangered species. We patrol the beaches in our Turtle Trackers white T-shirts to educate the public on how to protect the nests.