Coastal Discovery’s ADOPT A NEST Program
Adopting a loggerhead sea turtle nest will provide the Coastal Discovery Museum with important funds to help support our educational programs which inspire people to care for the Lowcountry and all the plants, animals, and people who call this place home. Help us preserve our environment and protect sea turtles.
This unique fund raising program offers two levels of adoption and can be the perfect gift for your family and friends.
- For a $25 donation – Receive a certificate of adoption, a sea turtle souvenir, email updates, pictures on nest progress, and a final report on your nest’s production.
- For a $50 donation – All of the above plus an official Museum sea turtle t-shirt.
All adopters are kept informed throughout the nesting season with regards to the status of ‘their’ nest and general loggerhead sea turtle news.
Help the Sea Turtle Patrol
Led by marine biologist, boat captain and area local Amber Kuehn, the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Patrol began in 1985. We’re doing our best to raise awareness for marine turtles nesting on South Carolina’s largest barrier island. We are an all-volunteer staff permitted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
How can you be a part of the mission? By donating today via PayPal! Donations are tax deductible. Donations fund the daily operations of the Sea Turtle Patrol.
South Carolina Sea Turtle Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center
All seven species of sea turtles are listed as threatened or endangered. This is a reflection of the growing issues surrounding coastal development and ocean conservation. To help ensure that sea turtles have a future in our oceans, the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center™ aids sick and injured sea turtles. They act in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
If you love sea turtles, you can protect what you love by becoming a Sea Turtle Guardian. Join a community of passionate advocates for sea turtle conservation and gain access to exclusive content and special invitations.