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Nighttime Educational Beach Walks in Destin

pompano May 2013 045Did you recently purchase a new home in Destin located on or near the beach? While enjoying the perks of your new home and visiting the beach, don’t forget about all the marine life you are sharing the beach with. Birds, crabs and sea turtles are just a few examples of creatures that also call the beach home.

The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council offer Nighttime Educational Beach Walks during sea turtle nesting season. The event starts at 8 PM and takes place every Monday and Wednesday throughout the summer. The walks provide you and your family information about sea turtles and why our area works hard to protect them and their nests.

George Gray, the county’s Sea Turtle Coordinator, leads the walks. Gray is licensed by the state to conduct the annual endangered species survey. He knows exactly what information to share with you and your family to make sure you have a very beneficial experience!

There are only 20 spots available on each walk for ages 6 and up. The event is free, but because of the limited space, it does require a reservation. Reserve your spot by emailing ECTurtlewatch@gmail.com. Times and location are subject to change due to weather and turtle nest availability.

The Nighttime Educational Beach Walks is a great event for you and your family to enjoy, as well as an excellent way to get to know the area near our new Destin home purchase! Learn about sea turtles and how to protect them by exploring the Gulf Coast.

 

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