TurtleFest!

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host TurtleFest on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This daylong event is designed to introduce the public to the work that Loggerhead Marinelife Center does.  TurtleFest focuses on promoting conservation through an up close interaction with threatened and endangered sea turtles.  The festival will feature educational presentations, beautiful art, shopping, games, crafts, rock-climbing wall, gymnastics, giant slide, and live music.  There will also be various food and beverage from vendors offering delicious treats.  The main goal is to have people come to TurtleFest and learn about what they do to protect the oceans and the creatures that inhabit them and to understand the important role this nonprofit organization plays in the community.

Schedule:
Main Stage Schedule
10:00 am Welcome – Event Begins
10:15 am – 10:45 am Performing Arts Academy of Jupiter
11:00 am – 11:30 am Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Mike Mineo (Music – Beach Soul)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Samantha Russell Band (Music – Country/ Rock/ Pop)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Chain Reaction (Music – Journey Tribute)
4:15 pm Treasure Chest Winner / Mo & Sally from KOOL 105.5 FM
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Erasmith (Music – Aerosmith Tribute)
6:00 pm Event Ends

LMC Learning Center – Ongoing throughout the day:
• Guest Book Signing: Laurie Allen Klein is reading “Where Should Turtle Be”
• Children’s Story time area
• Children’s tumble mats and play area
• Junior Ocean Ambassador pledges
• Tattoo, craft, and art stations
• Early learning feel stations

World Ocean Pavilion Activities:
Features educational and fun activities focusing on water conservation. Highlighting the seven species of sea turtles and the destinations around the world that they inhabit. 

• Interactive Wet Lab
• Water Quality Monitoring
• Leave No Trace Land Art
• Junior Veterinary Lab
• Fishing Target Practice
• Mock Sea Turtle Rescue
• Arts & crafts

All parking is free and will be located at Florida Power & Light. These satellite lots are located at 700 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach and are accessible from US-1. Free shuttles to and from LMC will run every 15 minutes. No parking is allowed at LMC without a proper permit. The day’s activities focus on conservation, so carpooling is encouraged! 
Please respect our Juno Beach neighbors by not parking in residential areas. Be Advised: Some surrounding businesses have opted to open their parking lots and charge a fee

TurtleFest is being held at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach, Florida. The festival area is just north of Donald Ross Road between US-1 and A1A.

LMC is a non-profit organization that appreciates your donations and patronage. Food and beverage will be for sale at the event as well as fine art, crafts, official merchandise, and an array of items in the LMC gift store. An ATM machine is located on campus for your convenience. The gift store at LMC and many of the artists accept major credit cards.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
TurtleFest
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Admission is Free
14200 US Highway 1
Juno Beach, Florida 33408

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