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Baby sea turtles

Saving Sea Turtles


June 26, 2021


$225 per person, $200 for members

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Registration does not include transportation or lodging

Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team is on a mission to restore sea turtle habitats on South Padre Island, and YOU are invited to join! We will learn about sea turtle conservation and ecology while helping our partners at Sea Turtle Inc. restore nesting habitat.

To make the most out of your trip, we recommend planning to stay on the island Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27.

Activities will include:

  • Tour of the Sea Turtle Inc. campus
  • Turtle Talk with the Sea Turtle Inc. team
  • Full day of Sea Turtle Conservation Projects
    • Habitat restoration (all ages)
    • Sea turtle nest sites – barrier protection maintenance (ages 18 and up)
    • Sea turtle rehabilitation facility maintenance (ages 18 and up)
  • If sea turtles hatch, we may attend an early morning sea turtle release into the Gulf. (all ages) *

*Turtle releases are not guaranteed. We recommend staying on the island Friday evening through Sunday morning for the best chance of attending a release.

Your registration fee includes:

  • Activities listed above
  • Morning snacks, lunch, and dinner included on Saturday, June 26th
  • Registration fees help support the Dallas Zoo conservation fund

Transportation and lodging are not included. Nearby lodging:

Health & Safety

This program will follow CDC recommendations for social distancing and mask use throughout the trip.

Questions? Email us at for more info.



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