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Time to celebrate turtle season
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JEKYLL ISLAND — The Jekyll Island Authority is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the 2009 sea turtle nesting season with a series of family-fun activities. Advanced registration is required for some of the events and can be found at


Monday, June 8

• Georgia Sea Turtle Center – Two Years Later and Beyond at 5:30 -7 p.m., Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Meet the staff at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center for a private tour of the Center and a discussion with Dr. Terry Norton, director of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, on success stories and accomplishments from the past two years plus their vision for the future.

Free with paid admission to the Center. Reservations Required.


Friday, June 12

• Breakfast with Scute and pajama tour from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Join the staff from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center along with Scute the Sea Turtle for a delicious breakfast and tour of the Center – in your pajamas. All kids are invited to wear their pajamas as they watch the turtles rise and shine for their day.

Cost is $11 per person, which admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Reservations are required.


Saturday, June 13

• Nest Fest Party at the Beachdeck from noon-4 p.m. at the Jekyll Island beach deck.

Join the staff at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center for an afternoon of interactive educational activities, arts and crafts, and fun on the beach. Vendors and exhibitors from various organizations in the Brunswick-Golden Isles region will also be present with hands-on exhibits. Kids can test their skills in the always popular Turtle Crawl obstacle course. Plus, one or more of the rehabilitated patients from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will be released. This event is free.

In addition to these great activities, kids can visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and have their picture taken with Scute or vote on their favorite sea turtle patient to win Patient of the Year. Votes are accepted throughout the month of June. The winner will be announced online on July 2. For more information on any of these activities contact the Georgia Sea Turtle Center at 912-635-4444 or go go Be a fan of Nest Fest on

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