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Tuesday at 2: Turtles in Gulf County

Tuesday February 12, 2019
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Turtles in Gulf County 
Jessica Swindell, Volunteer Coordinator, St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol, Florida Coastal Conservancy, and Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center

Gulf County is home to more sea turtles than anywhere else in Northwest Florida and they play important ecological, cultural, and economic roles in our area. During the presentation we'll learn why sea turtles are good for us and what we can do to help them. 

Jessica Swindall has served as Volunteer Coordinator for the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol since 2010 and was a founding board member of the Florida Coastal Conservancy and Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama in 2007, and she received her M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2015. From 2010 to 2015, she worked with the University of Florida Marine Turtle Research Group tagging nesting female sea turtles on St. Joseph Peninsula and capturing and tagging juvenile sea turtles in St. Joseph Bay. Currently as Volunteer Coordinator for the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol, she conducts sea turtle nesting surveys, manages volunteers, develops and implements sea turtle education and outreach programs, and submits sea turtle nesting data to FWC. Jessica has also been conducting sea turtle nesting surveys as a volunteer at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park since 2012, and is the current President of the Friends of St. Joseph State Parks, an organization in which she has served since 2014.

Location: Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library
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