The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is offering two unique summer
opportunities for guest to get a first hand understating of the mysterious
world of Jekyll Island's endangered sea turtles.
The newly launched program Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol will allow
guest to experience the beach from a whole new perspective.
At dawn, participants will meet up with biologists at the
Great Dunes Pavilion and accompany them to the beach on all-terrain vehicles.
Once there, they will provide assistance to gain hands on experience in
locating sea turtle nest, checking for signs of depredation and conducting nest
"This is a wholly unique experience most people would never
have the opportunity to do," said Sea Turtle Center Research Coordinator
Kimberly Andrews, Ph.D. in press
release. "The experience of working alongside a seasoned sea turtle biologist
and contributing to efforts to protect the sea turtle population on Jekyll
Island makes this a worthwhile experience. This is certainly something a
visitor will never forget."
The dawn patrols will be offered daily. Advanced
reservations are required and a maximum of four guests can be accommodated per
morning patrol. Each session ranges from two to six hours and costs $50 per
person. For more information, visit www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org
or call 912.635.4444.