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August 1, 2017 - Turtles of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System
LIVE Turtle Presentation
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Turtles of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Live Turtle Presentation – Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.
Come hear fascinating facts and insights on the behaviors of turtles we commonly see along the Wekiva River in this 1-hour program. You will learn about aquatic turtles and what you can do to help protect turtles here and all over the world. It’s a great opportunity for a selfie with a freshwater turtle too! Presented by, Virginia Oros, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Ambassador, Jordan Gray, and his team from the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group and the Turtle Survival Alliance.
Nature Center – Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
Stay and enjoy the Wekiva Wilderness Trust Nature Pavilion where you will see a live alligator, snakes, turtles, and learn some interesting facts about these and other species. See fossils and artifacts that illustrate the area’s rich history and the abundance of wildlife found within the Wekiva Basin. Learn about the Wekiva’s diversity of flora and fauna, some of which is endangered or threatened.
Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Ambassador, Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve, Friends of the Wekiva River,
Wekiwa Springs State Park, Wekiva Wilderness Trust, and Turtle Survival Alliance
Sept. 12 - Special Event: Troubled Waters
Learn more about the pollution problems that threaten the future of Florida’s waterways and how you can be part of the solution.
The film “Troubled Waters” will be shown 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia College East Campus on September 12. The film was produced by St. Johns Riverkeeper, who is co-sponsoring the event along with the League of Women Voters Orange County, Friends of the Wekiva River, and the Valencia Earth Studies Association. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, and Prof. James C. Adamski. The event is free and open to the general public. Doors open at 6:00 pm.