Educational Resources

Sea Turtle Inc.

Sea Turtle morning-munch

Morning Munch!

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Watch as the staff from Sea Turtle Inc. feed their resident turtles every morning.

Sea turtles patient-enrichment

Sea Turtle Patient Enrichment

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Learn more about the mission of Sea Turtle Inc. as the staff feeds and engages with resident turtles.

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Kid’s Activities

Kid’s Activities
Fun educational activities for everyone

Catch up with Let’s Talk Turtles!

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Let’s Talk Turtles!
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Episode 2: Hospital Tour
Friday, March 27, 2020

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Episode 4: Trash Free – No Debris!
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Turtle x-ray

Episode 10: Sea Turtle Patient Intake
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sea Turtle Patient Release

Episode 11: Sea Turtle Patient Release
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Turtle eating

Episode 12: Morning Munch
Thursday, April 16, 2020

SPI Birding, Nature, and Alligator Sanctuary

Tricolored Heron Stalking Fish

Tricolored Heron Stalking Fish
Watching a Tricolored Heron catch little, tiny fish as it stalks the shallows here in the north pond.

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper
Our gardens and wetlands are very important rest stops for migratory birds like this Pectoral Sandpiper…

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper
Check out this Spotted Sandpiper darting around and looking sharp with it’s rich spots on for breeding season!

Shorebird

Shorebird migration
Shorebird migration is now coming into full swing through our area!

The Wilson’s Snipe

The Wilson’s Snipe
Today’s Nature Minute features another migratory shorebird, the Wilson’s Snipe.

 

Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret
A Reddish Egret, one of our specialty birds, perched near bird blind.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Today we have an adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are migrating in large numbers through our area right now

Marbled Godwits

Marbled Godwits
Lots of shorebirds migrating through on their way to northern breeding grounds at the moment. Though we see these Marbled Godwits…

Green Heron

Green Heron
A resident Green Heron on her nest.

Educational Links

2020-ouch-jellyfish-snot-can-hurt-people

Ouch! Jellyfish snot can hurt people who never touch the animal — Upside-down jellies shed mucus that contains blobs lined with stinging cells

Plastics at sea create raft of problems

Plastics at sea create raft of problems — About 269,000 metric tons of plastic pollute the world’s oceans, a new study estimates

2020-record-seaweed-belt

Record seaweed belt spanned from Africa to Gulf of Mexico — The enormous Sargassum bloom seen in 2018 could become the new normal, scientists worry

2020-Understanding-Waves-and-Wavelength

Understanding waves and Wavelengths — Waves transfer energy, not matter, from one place to another

2020-Winds-and-where-they-come-from

Winds and where they come from — Here’s an explanation for how and why the wind blows

Surfer

Ocean energy could be the wave of the future — Wave-power systems are the latest in clean, renewable energy

 

2020-jelly-vs-jellyfish

Jelly vs. jellyfish: What’s the difference? — Not all jellies are jellyfish

Palm trees bent in the wind

Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons — Here’s how the storms form and why they are so dangerous

2020-ocean-acidification

Ocean acidification — Here’s what happens when seawater is forced to absorb too much carbon dioxide

beach & water safety

USLA Water Safety Tips
United States Lifesaving Association provides top 10 safety tips.

science-of-surfing

The Science of Surfing
The science of surfing explained