STC Programs: Educational Initiatives

In 1993, the Sea Turtle Conservancy established its Educational Program to begin directly engaging in issues that affect U.S. nesting populations of sea turtles. Drawing on Sea Turtle Conservancy’s five decades of international sea turtle conservation experience, this program is improving the survival outlook for marine turtles in the United States, especially in Florida (which supports 90% of all the sea turtle nesting in continental U.S.), by empowering small, local sea turtle groups throughout the state, providing educational materials, recognizing citizens and businesses working for the benefit of sea turtles and their habitats, and establishing the concept of using sea turtle migration-tracking tracking as an online educational tool.

Barrier Island Center
An educational center located in the heart of the Archie Carr Refuge.

Tour de Turtles
A fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration.

Kids Corner

A section devoted to kids! Games, turtle heroes, activities, artwork and downloads.

Outreach Materials

Educational outreach materials available by request or to download.

Educator’s Resources

Educational Guide, lesson plans and activities based around sea turtles.

Turtle Walks

In Florida during June and July, join STC on a guided turtle watch.

Distance Learning

A program that will bring sea turtle education to life through online activities and virtual interaction.

Tortuguero, CR

Educational outreach conducted by STC in Tortuguero.