Canaveral National Seashore - - Titusville, Florida - Press Release
Canaveral National Seashore - Titusville Florida
Headquarters: 212 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
Information Center: 7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 -- (386) 428-3384


June 9, 2008

CONTACT: 386-428-3384 Ext. 18 Laura Henning


Starting Sunday, June 15th, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., staff at Canaveral National Seashore will begin taking telephone reservations for this year's July Turtle Watch programs. The number to call is (386) 428-3384 ext. 18.

The programs are open to all persons eight (8) years of age and older. Programs are limited to thirty persons per night with a maximum of six (6) persons per reservation call. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person ages 16 and above, 15 and under are free. Persons with a Golden Age or a Senior Pass receive a 50% discount for the cardholder only. Children must be 8 years old to participate. While visitors are not guaranteed a view of a nesting sea turtle, the 2007 success rate exceeded 75%. Fees will not be refunded if a sea turtle is not found; however unfavorable weather conditions may be cause for a refund of fees if the program is canceled.

During July 2008, programs are scheduled on most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

In the North District at Apollo Beach, programs will run from 8:00 p.m. until Midnight on July 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31.

In the South District at Playalinda Beach, programs will run from 8:00 p.m. until Midnight on July 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31.

Please have several dates in mind when you call and we ask that you keep your calls brief. Further information and instruction will be sent to you within two (2) weeks of your phone call. Turtle Watch programs give park visitors an opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation.

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