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Saving Sea Turtles

Saving Sea Turtles


June 25 – June 26


7yrs and up


$250 non-member / $225 member

Last Day to Register

June 4, 2023

come on the trip with us

Your Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team is on a mission to assist our amazing sea turtle conservation partner, Sea Turtle, Inc! Together, we’ll travel down to South Padre Island to learn about sea turtle conservation and ecology while helping Sea Turtle, Inc. with important projects critical to their continued success in rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing endangered sea turtles. And, if sea turtles hatch, we’ll attend an early morning release into the Gulf!   


Seeing sea turtles up close 

Spending time with people who are passionate about saving animals 

A sense of pride knowing I helped an organization that is working hard to protect and save sea turtles 

Getting insider knowledge on what it takes to care for injured sea turtles 


  • Best for ages 7yrs and up
  • At least 1 adult (18+) for every 2 children (7-17) in your party is required
  • Register by Sunday, June 4, 2023


  • A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Padre Island starting at $199 per night. Details on how to reserve a room will be sent after registration.
  • If you are interested in carpooling and/or room sharing with other registered participants, please complete the survey sent out after registration and we will do our best to connect you with other interested participants. 
  • Please note, lodging is not included in your reservation fee.

Registration fee covers:

  • Evening welcome social on Day 1 with lite bites
  • All meals on Day 2
  • All supplies necessary for service projects
  • Swag bag (includes commemorative t-shirt, water bottle, and reusable bag)
  • Registration fees help support the Dallas Zoo conservation fund
  • Transportation and lodging are not included

2023 Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at South Padre Island and Evening Welcome Social

Welcome to South Padre Island, Texas! This vibrant beach town on the coast of Texas is home to a variety of wildlife including migratory birds, dolphins, and, of course, sea turtles! 

Today’s highlights:
  • Arrive at South Padre Island and relax on the beach 
  • Meet your fellow conservationists at an after-hours welcome social at Sea Turtle, Inc. Enjoy lite bites while mingling with your fellow conservationists. The welcome social will start around 6 p.m. (time subject to change). 

Day 2: Save Sea Turtles

Dust off your working shoes and get ready for a full day of service projects to help Create a Better World for Animals. Together we’ll help Sea Turtle, Inc. with a variety of important projects vital to their success in rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing endangered sea turtles. 

Today’s highlights:
  • Full day of service projects. Projects may include, but are not limited to:
    → Sea turtle rehabilitation facility maintenance (e.g., painting, cleaning, etc.)
    → Sea turtle response vehicle maintenance
    → Gift shop inventory 
  • Celebrate all your hard work later that evening at dinner with Sea Turtle, Inc. staff. Dinner will be provided.  

Email for more information.

Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations made 45 days or more in advance of this event are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made within 44-15 days before the event will are eligible for a refund of 75% of the registration fee. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the event are not eligible for a refund.