Posted by Blair | 11.22.2017 | Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, Sea Turtle Camp News

Celebrate Thanksgiving Sustainably This Year!

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and giving thanks for another year! Here at Sea Turtle Camp, we are grateful for another successful summer season of sharing our passion for the ocean and marine science with the leaders of tomorrow! As you reflect this Thanksgiving, giving thanks for your blessings consider sharing that spirit of gratitude with the ocean that we love.

1. Ditch Disposablesmarine-debris-pickup

Get back to the basics, and avoid using disposable dishes and silverware this Thanksgiving. Doing the dishes together becomes a group activity. Additionally, the little extra effort goes a long way and consequently reduces our waste and the potential for marine debris.

2. Prevent Marine Debris

Work off your turkey dinner by getting down to the beach for a walk, and organize a beach clean-up with your family and friends. Not only will you enjoy the exercise, but you’ll also be making a difference.
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3. Eat Sustainably

Having seafood this Thanksgiving? Make sustainable choices. Visit Seafood Watch’s website for more information or to download a consumer guide. They even have an app!

4. Adopt a Sea Turtle

As you start planning your holiday gifts, consider adopting a sea turtle from The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center! Volunteer run, this amazing organization works tirelessly to promote the conservation and protection of all species of marine turtles, through the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured sea turtles. campers-volunteeringFurthermore, the sea turtle hospital works to inform and educate the public about the plight of all sea turtles and the threat of their extinction, while providing an experiential learning site for students of biology, wildlife conservation, and/or veterinary medicine from around the world!

Most noteworthy, there are several different levels of giving and all sea turtle adoptions come with an adoption certificate, color photo of your rescued sea turtle, and an information card.

5. Share Your Stories

Share your passion for sea turtles and the ocean with your family and friends, because educating others about the importance of marine conservation, and what they can do to make a difference is just the beginning!

 

Want to learn other ways to make a difference and live sustainably? Join us at Sea Turtle Camp this summer for the experience of a lifetime!