Charity Spotlight: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a non-profit education and ocean conservation facility located on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida. The facility houses a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles, and other coastal creatures. Exhibits include a massive prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, salt water aquaria and displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida’s marine environment.

Injured Loggerhead sea turtle. Charity Spotlight: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

The center hosts thousands of school children each year through field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and other educational experiences. In addition, more than 200,000 visitors go to the center each year to see the exhibits and the sea turtle hospital — the only sea turtle hospital between Orlando and the Florida Keys!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center currently holds a prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

sea turtle rehabilitation. Charity Spotlight: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Their Mission:

To promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

Their Vision:

To be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.

Their Work:

  • Rehabilitation: They are committed to the rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles. Their treatment protocol is from rescue to release — which means that sea turtle patients are released as soon as they are medically cleared.
  • Research: Their research program is one of the longest running sea turtle monitoring programs in the state of Florida. Each season, the research team documents all sea turtle activities along 9.5 miles of beach.
  • Conservation: LMC’s “Project SHIELD” is a multi-faceted program that provides conservation solutions to fishing piers, recreational boaters, beach-side hotels, snorkel & SCUBA operators, fishing charter operators, and beach access points as well as pollution prevention projects.
  • Education: From live school field trips, to virtual ones; from outreach programs to birthday parties, and everything in between, LMC offers every possible way you can think of to get their message out to the younger generation.

Baby Turtle's Tale. Charity Spotlight: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Baby Turtle’s Tale, one of many books in The Nature Store

For this week, May 15 through May 21, 75% of the proceeds of The Nature Store will go to Loggerhead Marinelife Center, while the remainder goes to keeping The Nature Fan running.

For future fun stories — especially those that promote awareness of nature-related non-profits like LMC — please consider making a purchase at The Nature Store.

Don’t see anything you like? I’m adding new stuff all the time, so check back often (remember gifts for others). However, if you absolutely don’t want to buy anything, but you still want to give, you can donate directly to Loggerhead Marinelife Center here. I understand, and I won’t be offended. How ever you choose to support — thank you.

Enjoy the Beach plaque. Charity Spotlight: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Enjoy the Beach wood sea turtle plaque, one of many gift ideas in The Nature Store

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