St. Petersburg, FL (December 29, 2017) – Turtles play an important role in many habitats and are the most endangered wildlife in the world. However, their predicament goes unnoticed in the United States. During 2017, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust researchers traveled throughout the country to observe as many species as possible.
Come learn about the efforts to raise awareness about turtle ecological needs as George L. Heinrich presents “The Big Turtle Year: Celebrating Wild Turtles Across the United States” at the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
George L. Heinrich, field biologist and environmental educator specializing in Florida reptiles, runs Heinrich Ecological Services, which conducts wildlife surveys and research, natural history programming and nature-based tours in St. Petersburg, FL.
The talk is part of the Natural History Speaker Series, which are educational presentations by a diverse range of speakers on topics about Florida’s natural and cultural history. The series is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, an organization formed in 1981 that works with the department to promote awareness, educate the public and help protect the preserve. The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is a nationally accredited department by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. The Boyd Hill Nature Preserve has a wide variety of offerings, such as camps, classes, programs, events, tours and trails that are great for all ages.
For more information about this event, contact 727-893-7326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill.html.