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Shell-E-Brate Earth Day with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center THIS Saturday

Apr 10 2013

by Jekyll Island

The Jekyll Island Authority, along with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, will give Earth Day their signature twist with the fifth annual Shell-E-Brate Earth Day event this April! An island nature festival held each year since 2008, the Earth Day fanfare features an array of family-friendly activities to help educate about the ecosystem and environment in which we live.

Being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 on the front lawn of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, the eco-minded event features a variety of recycled-material crafts, green-themed exhibits and environmentally-based vendors to provide a unique experience for guests.

During the event, visitors can test their sorting skills at the Recycle Toss, partake in a honey tasting, and try their hand at candle-making or painting a mini-masterpiece at the Styrofoam Plate Press. Extra curious guests can dig into an edible treat of mud, dirt and worms at Aeration Station, or speak with experts about the in as and outs of sea turtle care.

The friendly staff and volunteers from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will be on hand to answer any questions about the delicate balance of our planet and oceans. Children and adult both will have a blast during this day set to encourage discovery, wonder and eco-education!

Shell-A-Brate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Georgia Seat Turtle Center. Admission to the festival is free, and admission to the Center is $7 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 3 years of age. For more information visit www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org or call 912-635-4076.

About the Georgia Sea Turtle Center: Established in 2007 on Jekyll Island and operated by the Jekyll Island Authority, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center was developed as an institution devoted to the rehabilitation of injured sea turtles and preservation of the delicate balance of the oceanic ecosystem. Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, Georgia Sea Turtle Center Executive Director Dr. Terry Norton and his staff work to increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.

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