What to Help Our Baby Sea Turtles? Here’s How.

What to Help Our Baby Sea Turtles?

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

Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island monitors HHI’s beaches for sea turtle nesting and hatching activity annually. From May through October they promote the existence of these endangered species. Their mission is to spread awareness of sea turtles through public education and outreach.

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! Your donation is tax deductible and will be used to fund the daily operations of the Sea Turtle Patrol.

Donate to Hilton Head’s Turtle Patrol

In addition, you can volunteer with Turtle Trackers. This is an organization that works in collaboration with the Sea Turtle Patrol. They help keep the beach flat, clean and dark for our nesting sea turtles on HHI.

Become a Turtle Tracker Volunteer


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.

Become A Sea Turtle Guardian