Sea Turtle Education & Care

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The Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House was opened with the desire to educate and delight locals and tourists alike through our educational green sea turtle, Captain, and the splendor of the coastal environment in South Florida. 

Captain, our resident endangered sea turtle, was hit by a boat in 2010. She has permanent injuries and would not survive in the wild. We strive to provide a safe and happy environment for Captain and you can help! Your donation will provide toys and interactive feeding devices to keep her healthy and strong!

We also hope to expand our education programs to reach more children and schools in the community by providing enhanced experiential learning about our marine environment, but we need your help! We need to raise at least $5,000 to purchase educational technologies, such as microscopes and Virtual Reality goggles to bring the marine world into the classroom.  

The MEEC Mission:

The mission of the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is to provide outstanding marine education, interactive learning, and research with a focus on endangered sea turtles. Our vision is to be a premier marine environmental education facility that engages residents and visitors by increasing conservation awareness and action in a way that ultimately results in greater protection of our marine and coastal environments.

Campaign Milestones: 

Ex. $200 raised will help the MEEC purchase a new feeder and toy for Captain.



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