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


PRESS RELEASE


May 30, 2013

CONTACT: Laura Henning, 383-428-3384

SEA TURTLE FESTIVAL
TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA

On Friday, June 14, 2013 and Saturday, June 15, 2013, Canaveral National Seashore along with the City of Titusville will be hosting the 3rd Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival. The Titusville Sea Turtle Festival allows the City of Titusville, as well as Canaveral National Seashore to become partners in an effort to bring more awareness of the long standing conservation issues on sea turtles. Not only does the seashore host over 4000 nests a year, the connecting lagoon systems also provide a safe habitat for green and loggerhead sea turtles. Education and conservation of these beautiful, endangered and threatened species is critical to their survival. Visitors will enjoy two days of fun activities that involve cleaning up the beach for the nesting sea turtles, and enjoyment of local artists depictions of the local wildlife to the actual festival itself. For further information on the festival please visit www.titusvilleseaturtlefestival.com or call 321-403-9334.

Schedule of events includes:

Friday, June 14, 2013
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Volunteer beach cleanup
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Titusville merchant's sidewalk sale
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture schedule
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Art Social and music
8:00 PM - Midnight Turtle Watch Program

Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:00 AM - Noon
Junior Ranger program
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sea Turtle Festival
3:00 PM Titusville Mayor will announce the winner of children's art contest.
8:00 PM - Midnight Turtle Watch Program



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