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Sea Turtle Conservancy

Sea Turtle ConservancyIt is the mission of the Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend. STC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. STC is the oldest sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, STC's work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles


MeGottaMeGotta offers a quick, simple and powerful collaboration platform with over 14 integrated Web 2.0 applications. A seamless, easy-to-use interface that encourages communication through video and photo sharing, blogging, forums, and much more, can be deployed within minutes. The company also provides an interactive, animation platform as a way to send fun messages and creative promotions. These tools are shared with good causes through the "MeGotta Care" mission to promote community, education, ecology and similar endeavors.

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Disney's Animal Programs

Disney's Animal ProgramsDisney's Animal Programs: We are committed to delivering uncompromising excellence in animal care. Our Animal Programs team participates in cooperative breeding programs with other zoological facilities, works directly in field conservation, provides animal experiences at our theme parks, and offers tours and education programs. Through these activities, we create magical memories for our guests, while also making a difference for conservation around the world. Every year Disney supports cast members in developing and participating in local, national and international field conservation programs to study and protect wildlife. One ongoing project takes place on our own Florida beaches, where Disney's Sea Turtle Conservation Program conducts daily sea turtle nest surveys and conservation research to ensure the long-time protection and survival of nesting sea turtles.

Little Tikes

Little TikesThe Little Tikes Company, founded in 1970, is a multi-national manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, innovative children's products. In November of 2006, Little Tikes became a part of MGA Entertainment. MGA Entertainment is a leader in the revolution of family entertainment. To celebrate the 33rd Anniversary of Little Tikes' beloved Sea Turtle Sandbox, Little Tikes is partnering with The Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. Together we will raise awareness about worldwide threats to sea turtles and encourage positive stewardship of ocean and coastal habitats.

Disney Vero Beach Resort

Disney Vero Beach ResortIt's not just a Disney Vacation, it's a lifetime of vacation memories. Disney's Vero Beach Resort is one part of the Disney Vacation Club. The Resort offers an alluring beach vacation on the Atlantic treasure coast for the perfect family holiday. Disney's Vero Beach Resort offers incredible Disney service: sing-along campfires, tennis courts, backboards, wine tasting, craft making, and even pin trading. Disney's Vero Beach Resort guests can experience lessons in surfing, snorkeling, fishing, jungle trial bike adventures, and sand casting. Your entire family will find something to get them into the spirit of the Sunshine State.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Four Seasons Resort NevisFour Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. The company's guiding principle is the Golden Rule, and as such Four Seasons strives to have a long-lasting, positive influence on the communities where we operate and on the people we employ and serve around the world. We believe that this is integral to our success as a company. Four Seasons involves employees and guests in the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet. We engage in sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact. As importantly, sustainable tourism will enhance and protect the destinations where Four Seasons operates for generations to come.

Casa Tortuga

Casa TortugaCasa Tortuga, Inc. is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles though programs that enhance awareness of the cultural significance of sea turtles and our impact on the environment relative to their survival. Casa Tortuga supports sea turtle conservation through education, community outreach, and collaboration with scientific groups. Casa Tortuga is currently involved in projects that protect sea turtles and their habitat in the United States, Mexico, Uruguay and Indonesia.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Disney Worldwide Conservation FundDisney Worldwide Conservation Fund enables nonprofit organizations to provide support for more than 45 species across the globe-from protecting the critically endangered Sumatran rhino in Indonesia, to tracking northern jaguars in the foothills of Mexico, to studying the threats of the endangered green sea turtle.

Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise IslandKerzner International's spectacular Atlantis, Paradise Island rises magically from the turquoise lagoons and blue Atlantic of The Bahamas. This unique, ocean-themed destination offers a variety of guest accommodations and 35 restaurants, bars and lounges to satisfy any palette. The focal point of the unique family entertainment experience at Atlantis is the 20 million gallons of fresh and salt-water pools and lagoons, amazing water adventures, cascading waterfalls, a marine habitat second only to Mother Nature with a remarkable, unparalleled assortment of exhibit lagoons and underwater formations - all located on a seemingly endless stretch of beach that has been called the most beautiful in the world.


GrooveSharkGrooveshark was created by three University of Florida undergraduate students who wanted to apply the concept of selling used CDs to the digital realm. The initial business model revolved around the idea that a user could make money by selling his or her music collection to other individuals online. This model has since been abandoned in favor of music streaming rather than sales.

Shark Reef Aquarium

Shark Reef AquariumShark Reef is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of animal care, to providing its visitors with an entertaining and educational experience, and to the practice of meaningful research and conservation initiatives. Several initiatives are taken by Shark Reef to encourage the message of conservation and preservation. Recycling facility water and implementing imitation coral into exhibits to preserve natural resources are just two of ways Shark Reef sets the example.

WWF Guianas

WWFWWF Guianas is a program office that is a part of the WWF global network. They operate in the Guianas, with our head office located in Suriname. We have 2 satellite offices, one in Guyana and the other in French Guiana. Situated in the north-eastern part of South America, the area known as the Guianas is made up of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Guianas have their borders with Brazil and are part of the wider Amazon region.

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STC's Tour de Turtles Educational Program was funded in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Coastal Management Program, pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award NO. NA09NOS4190076. The opinions expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Sea Turtle License Plate

Sea Turtle License PlateIn 1997, the State of Florida authorized the creation of the Sea Turtle License Plate to promote the conservation and protection of Florida's sea turtles. Today, the Sea Turtle License Plate is one of the most popular specialty plates in Florida, raising over $1 million annually. Approximately 70% of the funding generated by sales of the tag goes to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Turtle Protection Program to support research and management activities related to sea turtles. Approximately 30% is distributed to the Sea Turtle Grants Program which distributes funds each year to support sea turtle research, conservation and education programs that benefit Florida sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Grants Program is administered by the non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy.

Project Ocean

Project OceanOur goal at Project Ocean is to come up with intuitive new ways to provide additional positive changes and to slow the negative changes. This way we can help the underwater world thrive today and for years to come.

Community Foundation for Brevard

Community Foundation for BrevardThe Community Foundation for Brevard serves as a leader, catalyst, and trusted resource for philanthropic individuals and organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain Brevard’s quality of life. We are an independent, 501(c)3 organization and manage funds that benefit charities by protecting the investment, achieving growth, and providing a perpetual source of income.


University of Central Florida Sea Turtle Research Program

University of Central Florida Sea Turtle Research ProgramThe Marine Turtle Research Group is a group of UCF professional scientists and student volunteers dedicated to undertaking fundamental and applied research on marine turtles whilst supporting local capacity building and environmental awareness efforts necessary for successful conservation. Led by biology professor Llew Ehrhart, the group of UCF graduate and undergraduate students study sea turtles along the Atlantic shores as the females return to the beach to nest and juvenile green turtles gather in the nearby Indian River Lagoon.

Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales

Departamento de Recursos Naturales y AmbientalesDepartamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales works to protect, conserve and administer the natural and environmental resources of Puerto Rico in a balanced way to guarantee the next generation will benefit from our natural resources and have a better quality of life. DRNA does this through a healthy atmosphere that promotes sustainable use of the natural resources and transformations the environmental culture of Puerto Ricans towards conservation.

Nevis Turtle Group

Nevis Turtle GroupThe Nevis Turtle Group (NTG) is dedicated to the development of a Sea Turtle Conservation Program for Nevis that involves local communities, and ensure that sea turtles will be there for the use of present and future generations. NTG was formed in 2003 by Lemuel Pemberton. Once formed, NTG gathered together a number of concerned volunteers to help monitoring the nesting beaches on Nevis. NTG volunteers work at night on beaches around Nevis to tag sea turtles and collect information about the nesting and movement of Nevis' sea turtles. Additional information, such as levels of nest predation and poaching are collected during morning surveys. NTG also gives presentations about sea turtles at lcoal schools and works to involve children in sea turtle related activities.

Amigos Tortugas Marinas

Amigos Tortugas MarinasAmigos Tortugas Marinas oversees the Conservation of Marine Turtles Program at Maunabo, Puerto Rico. The program is run by volunteers and supervised by the Sea Grant Program. The volunteers patrol the beaches along the south-east coast of Puerto Rico during the sea turtle nesting season in search of leatherback and hawksbill sea turtles.

2011 Kick Off Event Sponsors

Reef Safe Suncare
Loggerhead Apparel
The Art of Damien Share
Animal Medical Clinic
Walmart Beach Store 956
Southeastern Honda - Palm Bay, Florida
23 Treez
Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach
American Association of Zoo Keepers – Milwaukee Chapter
Ocean Dunes Home Owners Association
Galleon Photos
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