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Evenings at Homestead Kicks off with Florida Leatherbacks

November 12, 2020

In case you missed this event, you can watch it anytime online!


Join us virtually next week via Zoom as SCCF’s Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan gives an update on our 2020 Sea Turtle Nesting season while introducing Kelly Martin and Chris Johnson of Florida Leatherbacks, Inc.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7pm, our first in our Evenings at the Homestead series will feature a presentation by Florida Leatherbacks on Florida’s Living Dinosaurs: Monitoring Florida’s Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles.

Pictured above is Juniper, the huge leatherback that nested several times on Sanibel and Captiva this summer. For the first time on the Gulf coast, Florida Leatherbacks placed a satellite tag on Juniper and are tracking her. She also made history as the first leatherback to produce hatchlings on our beaches. Learn about leatherbacks, which typically nest on the east coast of Florida, and about our record-breaking nesting season during the live Zoom presentation. If you can’t join us then, we’ll be archiving all of our virtual presentations on our SCCF YouTube Channel so you can watch and learn anytime!

Save the date for these upcoming Evenings at the Homestead:

Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7pm

Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?: The Plight of the Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish and What is Being Done to Promote Recovery in the U.S., presented by Gregg Poulakis, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7pm

Sand Dunes: A Global & Local Perspective, presented by Patrick Hesp, Flinders University, Australia

Tuesday, Mar. 9 at 7pm

Florida Needs Fire!, presented by Reed Noss, Florida Institute for Conservation Science



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