Pensacola Beach- Join the Pensacola Beach Advocates, Island Times, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce for our annual Sea Turtle Baby Shower on June 3, 2023 from 9 am until Noon at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. It’s free so load up the families and kick off your summer fun on beautiful Pensacola Beach as we educate visitors and locals about the nesting habits of sea turtles. Learn the “do’s and don’ts” and how we can help nesting sea turtles as they return home to our beaches this nesting season. Learn about the beach ecosystem and other animals who call the beach their home at this “hands on” sea turtle baby shower featuring 20 exhibitors.
PBA President Rhonda Dorfman said, “This event is going to be ‘turtleriffic! Nesting season begins May 1st and we have so much to share with you. Bring the family to the beach early so they won’t miss Dan in the Sand make something special for this festival. You don’t have to bring a gift to this shower, but you will take home some great goodies after you have learned all about our ecosystem.” Arrive early and take the sea turtle oath. Water bottle refills available at the ECUA water truck. Pick up your activity booklet and visit exhibitors. Learn about sea turtles, freshwater fish, manatees and more! Healthy Gulf will educate us about our seashells, marine life and the Gulf. Get stamped and ice your own sea turtle cookie. Marina the Mermaid will have story time at 10:30 am and Boogie Inc. will be entertaining us as well. See our full list of exhibitors below who are planning a fun-filled educational morning -rain or shine!
Want to be the 2023 Sea Turtle Queen? Make a $5 donation and register for a drawing to become the reigning Sea Turtle Queen. All ages welcome. Win a beautiful Sea Turtle Tiara made by Ms. Liz Hewson and ride in the Pensacola Beach Christmas Parade. Drawing will be at 11:30 am on June 3rd and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center.
What: The Sea Turtle Baby Shower
Sponsored by: Pensacola Beach Advocates, Island Times, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce
When: June 3, 2023, 9 am – Noon
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Purpose: To educate locals and visitors alike about sea turtles and their nesting habits and how we can help. Also learn about the beach ecosystem and the other animals that live there.
Marina the Mermaid
Dan in the Sand Man
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Santa Rosa Island Authority
National Wildlife Federation
Pensacola Mess Hall
Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce
Pensacola Bay and Estuary Program
Port of Pensacola
Escambia County Sea Turtle Conservation Program
Emerald Coast Utility Authority
Escambia County Lifeguards
Pensacola Beach Advocates
Shelley Johnson Turtle Oath