The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber Donates to Sea Turtle Trackers

As a result of the 2020 Taste of the Beaches, the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber was happy to donate a portion of the proceeds to Sea Turtle Trackers, Inc! Each year the membership of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce nominates a non-profit organization to partner with for the Taste of the Beaches. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased is then donated to the chosen organization.

More about The Sea Turtle Trackers:

Sea Turtle with tracker on display

Sea Turtle Trackers, in partnership with the State of Florida and local communities, works to assure a suitable habitat for sea turtles, people, and the ecosystem of the islands and their surrounding waters. As “Protector of the Beaches” the chamber was happy to partner with such a worthy organization.

Welcome to the Sea Turtle Migration-Tracking Education Program. This program is being provided as a free educational service of the non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy. Through this section of our website, you can view regularly updated maps showing the migratory movements of endangered sea turtles being tracked by satellite. It is hoped that by providing this unique look at the migratory habits of sea turtles, you will also be compelled to learn more about sea turtle biology, the threats they face and the ways in which you can help protect marine turtles.

Tampa Bay Beaches chamber helps sea turtle tracking

Anyone can participate in this education program, but for teachers wishing to incorporate this program into classroom activities, we are offering a free, downloadable, Educator’s Guide. The Guide provides a great deal of useful background information about sea turtles; tips on how to make the best use the program; and interesting classroom activities that are targeted to different education levels and incorporate math, biology, geography, and art.

As a way to show your support for sea turtle research and conservation, and as a way to take a personal interest in an endangered sea turtle, we invite you to Make a Donation and Adopt either a satellite-tagged turtle or one of the many green turtles tagged after nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. A few people or school classes will likely adopt each of the four satellite-tagged turtles, whose names have already been given. If you want to be the sole adoptive parent of a sea turtle, you can choose a Tortuguero turtle and name the turtle yourself. Adopt-A-Turtle also makes a great gift!

Sea Turtle Tracking planned with the Tampa Bay Beach Chamber of Commerce

Through the educational components of this web page, you can learn all about the different species of sea turtles; their feeding, mating and nesting behavior; the threats they face and the steps being taken to protect them. You can also discover the global importance of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge as a sea turtle nesting beach, the role of Coastal Habitats or you can learn about Archie Carr, the remarkable scientist and author for whom the refuge is named. The more you see, the more you will learn about what we think are the most remarkable creatures on earth — sea turtles.

About the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce:

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce promotes travel & tourism, educates businesses & individuals, provides a forum of collaboration to enhance the business environment & promote the quality of life for the communities we serve. Go to https://tampabaybeacheschamberofcommerce.emobileplatform.com/k/tYAB3s to sign up for our TEXT communications to receive more networking opportunities and community updates.  Content provided by the Tampa Bay Chamber. For more information, please contact Jessica Morrow at [email protected] or visit TampaBayBeaches.com.  Learn more about the Kick-off to the Sea Turtle Nesting Season here. Photos are for editorial use only and are subject to copyright.

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