Barrier Island Sanctuary Educational Opportunities & Resources
Looking for a fun, educational field trip that lets your group experience the wonders of Brevard’s barrier island ecosystem first hand? With access to ocean, lagoon and everything in between, the Barrier Island Center is the place to be, and best
of all it’s free! To schedule a trip your students will remember please complete our study trip request form.
Join us on a Guided Sea Turtle Walk!
During June and July the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program through it's partner the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) has a limited number of spaces for the public to join us on a guided sea turtle walk from the Barrier Island Center.
Through this program, the EEL Program and STC hopes that the experience of a guided sea turtle walk will help inspire future naturalists and sea turtle
advocates. Florida's beaches, especially along the east central coast in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, provide nesting habitat for more nesting loggerhead turtles than any place in the Western Hemisphere and more endangered green turtles
than any place in North America. In addition, endangered leatherback sea turtles nest in the Carr Refuge.
Walks are conducted by both Program and STC and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Monday through Friday nights June and July 2021 (2020 season has been canceled). Space is limited to 20 people per night. Cost
is $15 per person, paid in advance, to reserve your space.
If you are interested, you can reserve your space online starting May 1.
Additional details will be provided once you have made a reservation.
Be an Eco-Explorer!
Sea Turtle Conservancy in partnership with Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program at the Barrier Island Center, typically offers one-week aquatic adventure camps in Jun. Campers, their family and friends receive preferred
reservations to join Sea Turtle Conservancy on a guided sea turtle walk any weekday evening in June or July! Form more information please contact:
Community Stewardship Coordinator
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Barrier Island Center
8385 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951