The Junior Vet Lab is a must try experience for local kids who love Marinelife and animals! Taking place at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, the Junior Vet Lab educates kids 12 years of age and under about the science behind rehabilitating and releasing turtles back into their natural habitat.
“Dr. Logger,” one of the educated volunteers at Loggerhead, leads the program. The program happens daily for about 30 minutes and walks the kids through the center talking about everyone from rescue to release. The day starts with a role-played phone call to Dr. Logger over the walkie talkie with the kids, asking them to come to the beach to help an injured turtle. The kids will come to the aid of a green sea turtle replica and then help Dr. Logger treat the turtle for its illness or injury as she explains the different types of illness or injuries the turtles get.
The Junior Vet Lab program is put on by the, Children's Research Station presented by the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. No pre-registration is required for kids to sign up but space is limited so be sure to get there early.
Junior Vet Program is located at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center at 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, FL 33408. For more information visit: www.marinelife.org.