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Every week, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts several events for the public to learn more about sea turtles and the center’s rehabilitation and research efforts through their sea turtle hospital and rehabilitation center. The events are open to the public and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is one of northern Palm Beach County most popular attractions. On Saturday mornings, the center hosts a Kids Fishing Program aimed for children ages 8 through 12.

During the program, the younger fishermen will learn the basic techniques for fishing from the Juno Beach Pier including knot tying, casting, fish handling, and the proper catch and release techniques. In addition, the fishing skills learned, participants will learn how to be ethical anglers and will

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Here are three wildlife sanctuaries you can visit in Palm Beach County...

The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, 2500 Park Drive in Jupiter is a great place to visit. Here, there are nature trails where you may spot deer.  The enclosed sanctuary areas contain otters, alligators, turkeys, turtles, panthers, bald eagles and more. The sanctuary also rehabilitates wild animals and cares for those that have injuries too severe to be reintroduced back into the wild. You can see these animals and learn a lot from the different exhibits and tour for a small donation.  Busch Wildlife Sanctuary if open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. rain or shine!

The McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, 12943 61st Street North in West Palm Beach rescues

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For six brown pelicans, freedom was only a few flaps of their wings away. Two adult and four juvenile pelicans were released back into the wild last week by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.  Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife hospital and education center headquartered in the Town of Jupiter since 1983.

For nearly two months, the pelicans were patients at the sanctuary's wildlife hospital. Some had been treated for injuries incurred after they became entangled in fishing gear. The others were treated for exhaustion because of migration.

The pelicans were transported to the beach at Carlin Park in small carriers, one bird per carrier. As soon as their doors were opened the pelicans immediately flew due east, landing softly on the flat, calm,

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The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation has been artificial reef building over the past 7 years. The Foundation is in Jupiter and pursued the foundation's mission of "enhancing and protecting the marine environment" by raising over $2 million to build over 1.5 miles of new reefs offshore of Jupiter and Juno Beach.

The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.

The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation is a 501C3 founded in July 2014 that strives to build and enhance the marine environment in northern Palm Beach County by

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Juno Beach is home to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a research and rehabilitation center for endangered and injured sea turtles. Several times a day from March to October, the center monitors the beaches for sea turtle nests during nesting season.

The beaches of Juno Beach and Jupiter are one of the most populated sea turtle nesting spots in the world. Every year, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs on the sand. Greens, loggerheads, and leatherback nests are most often found along the 9.5 miles of the sandy shoreline that they center monitors. Its important to note that if a sea turtle nest is found, to not disturb the nest, simply observe from a distance.

Several times a day, the center hosts a Public Guided Tour for the public to go and

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The River Center in Jupiter is open to the public on selected days of the week for tours and events. The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center or just The River Center opened in August 2008 and features a collection of freshwater and saltwater aquariums with native sea life including touch tanks.

The mission of the River Center is to foster a sense of environmental stewardship for the Loxahatchee River’s diverse watershed through quality exhibits, educational programs, and meaningful events.  The center features live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represent the Loxahatchee River system.

Currently the River Center is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. The center provides a fun and

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The 7th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival is back this weekend and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is excited to bring this year’s event to you. This year, the event will be completely virtual and can be viewed and enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals in North America. The virtual experience will continue to bring the heart thumping, adrenaline pumping, curated collection of films to you. The films capture epic international outdoor adventures and research, environmental aspects, and the love for nature through art and film making.

Eleven films will be shown throughout this weekend’s festival and are from all over the world.

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Spring is considered an awaking or rebirth. Many fun things happen during the spring season. Springtime flowers begin to bloom, days start to get longer, the temperatures start to rise. It’s the time of year when people get to come outside and do fun activities again especially after a long, and harsh winter. Hop on down to Downtown Palm Beach Gardens,  for family-centric experiences, a pet-friendly atmosphere, and endless prospects for connection and creativity.   Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens offers something for everyone.

Hip-Hop and hurry, it is time to celebrate Springtime in the Downtown Park! Join your favorite springtime bunny for activities, airbrush tattoos and much more. The event is

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The Coastal Center Florida Oceanographic  objective is to involve the community interested in marine life and coastline ecosystems by presenting interactive experiences which are encouraging and informative. Motivating the community to preserve the environment for the future. The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center located in Martin County, on 57 acres of land between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean

The employees and volunteers at the Coastal Center are passionate about what they do, they are bringing attention and care to the marine life. The touch tanks are very popular amongst the visitors. This is where sea urchins, horseshoe crabs and stingrays can be seen, touched and even fed. The sea turtle pavilion allows visitors to

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Paddle board or kayak along cypress knees on the Loxahatchee River for a throw back in time to the early settlers’ days in Jupiter and Tequesta.  Take in the remarkable river scenery and the ecosystems that the Loxahatchee River supports including cypress knees. 

What is a cypress knee you ask? A cypress knee is a unique characteristic of a cypress tree forming above the roots. Their purpose is mysterious, and they are generally seen on trees growing in swamps. Some current theories say that they might help to “aerate the tree's roots, create a barrier to catch sediment and reduce erosion, assist in anchoring the tree in the soft and muddy soil, or any combination thereof”. 

The Loxahatchee River is one of the best ways to see Old Florida up

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