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Guided Turtle Walks are returning to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center this June and July. The Guided Turtle Walks will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows guests to observe and learn about the egg laying process and nesting of sea turtles. With approval from the state for the program, an experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff member scouts the patrolled beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy the presentations and talks. Once talks are completed and sea turtles are found by the staff, guests are guided down to the beach.

The Turtle Walks are recommended for those 10 years old or older and costs $20 dollars per non-member and $18 dollars per member.

The first Turtle Walk

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How the coronavirus relates to animals like cats, dogs, horses, and others is not yet totally clear. What we do know, however, is that pet-owners should take precautions to keep both themselves and their pets healthy and corona-free. Here are some suggestions on keeping your pet safe during the coronavirus.

Can My Pet Contract the Coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the disease is spread to humans through person-to-person contact. There have been no reports of pets or livestock becoming ill or spreading the coronavirus in the U.S. Likewise, the World Health Organization has stated that there is no evidence that dogs or cats have become ill with this particular virus.

Wash Your Hands

Although there is no

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With summer around the corner and beaches, attractions and other places beginning to open up in Palm Beach County, we have gathered a list of some of our favorite trails throughout the area for you to explore the great outdoors.

Whether you’re into biking, hiking, walking, running or just want to explore, here is a list of some of the best trails to explore in our area.

The Lake Trail – Palm Beach

Bike, jog or walk along the intracoastal and Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island. The pathway takes you by elegant Palm Beach mansions and the blue water. The palm tree lined pathway leads to the iconic Worth Avenue filled with great shopping and restaurants.

Riverbend Park – Jupiter

The park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the

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Many South Florida’s popular attractions are being to reopen to the public in the upcoming days, one of them being the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium which is set to reopen next week after months of being closed.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is opening this weekend, just in time for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday, May 25th.

The Science Center and Aquarium will open their doors Friday, May 22nd, 23rd and 24th for members only and the all guests are welcomed starting Monday, May 25th. Existing members of the Science Center will receive a 3-month extension on their membership to make up for lost time.

The Science Center will open with limited capacity and all guests and staff are required to wear a

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Over the weekend, Florida officials met with Palm Beach County officials to address reopening guidelines and orders for recreational facilities, businesses, and parks. Since the discussions, The Town of Jupiter has reopened more parks and facilities including dog parks.

Other town parks and natural areas have been open for a few weeks now under previous executive orders and will continue to operate under the established safety and social distancing guidelines. The new executive order went into effect as of yesterday and more parks and recreational facilities were allowed to open following safety guidelines and social distancing.

Jupiter Parks Now Open Under the new order include:
• Cinquez Dog Park
• F.I.N.D. Park
• Park pavilions (Jupiter

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Ethical brands and sustainable products are the whole shebang and catching on like wildfire! The latest fashion trend is not a seasonal color or a must-have style - it is an eco-concept of green products. Eco-products, known as environment friendly products as they cause minimal harm to people and the environment.

The thought of sustainable fashion and ethical clothing is one concept. The textiles industry is wreaking havoc on the environment between the processes to make clothing and the waste when it gets tossed, so brands and consumers alike have taken a much-needed interest in improving these issues.

While "fast fashion" describes apparel that is inexpensively made and intended for short-term use. A “one and done” wearable outfit.  On the other

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Lion Country Safari in western Palm Beach County announced on their website yesterday, that they will be reopening for drive thru safari tours today, Thursday, May 7th. 

The preserve will be open today from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm with the last car admitted at 4:30 pm. Lion Country Safari states that tickets must be pre-purchased and are only valid for the drive-thru date selected. Tickets can be purchased online and for each person three years of age or older inside the vehicle.

The walk-thru park of the safari will remain closed until further notice and restroom facilities are limited. 

Lion Country Safari is one of Palm Beach County’s most popular attractions for both locals and visitors. The safari is the only drive through and walk through

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Good news from Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Dr. Fauci spoke of the developments of  the trial examining an experimental drug medication for the coronavirus.   

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

A randomized controlled study of the worldwide trial of the drug Remdesivir.  It has resulted in "quite good news”. According to Dr. Fauci, results of the trial have indicated a shortening of the period patients experienced symptoms and potentially slightly reducing the mortality rate.  The White

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While we are all temporarily stuck at home and looking for something to do to keep busy, check out some of Palm Beach County’s Top Attractions that have gone virtual for you to enjoy. 

Take A Virtual Bike Ride Along The Palm Beach Lake Trail:  The virtual bike ride was posted to The Palm Beaches Instagram page a few weeks ago. Luckily for us, Palm Beach County has plenty of excellent walking and biking trails, and since we can’t enjoy them in person right now, we can take a virtual bike ride tour along the intracostal with incredible views of downtown West Palm Beach.  To view the virtual tour, click here. 

Take A Virtual Tour Of The Flagler Museum: The iconic landmark on Palm Beach island is now offering virtual tours of its grand estate.  The home

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Cities in South Florida, and elsewhere, are growing at a rapid pace. Making cities green is a necessary step in preparing for a healthier, more sustainable future. The Earth Day Network is using today, April 22, 2020, Earth Day as a platform to educate residents of Planet Earth.

These endeavors focus on advancing science and advocating action and volunteerism on behalf of the global environment. Environmental education is key to continued growth and success. Some of the “green” initiatives to be considered are listed below. 

  • Banning or taxing any or all the ten most common single-use plastics.
  • Creating a Zero Waste or Circular Economy plan.
  • Developing a biodiversity protection strategy and establishing green corridors for wildlife in
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