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Turn off or dim lights for turtle hatchlings


turn off lights for the turtle hatchlings

Turtle nesting season is now through Oct. 31. During this time, residents living on or near beaches are asked to turn off or dim their outside lights at night to reduce the amount of artificial light that reaches the turtle nests. Hatchlings find their way to the gulf by following the natural light reflected from the water. Don't disturb marked turtle nests. For more information, call the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at (727) 441-1790, ext. 224.

Be a junior docent

at Heritage Village

Heritage Village, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, is inviting students ages 12 to 17 who are looking for a challenging summer experience to check out the junior docent program. An open house will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the museum, located at 11909 125th St N, Largo. For more information and to have a junior docent volunteer application form sent directly to you, call (727) 582-2427.

Altruistic students

are to be honored

The Florida Holocaust Museum will honor 84 high school juniors from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota counties with the seventh annual Anne Frank Humanitarian Award. The two award presentations will be held at the museum on June 3 and June 5. Dr. Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida president, and Gayle Sierens, co-anchor WFLA-TV News Channel 8 and the AFHA program's honorary co-chairwoman, will be guest speakers. The Anne Frank Humanitarian Award recognizes high school juniors who make a conscious decision to spend their time improving the lives of others.


Turn off or dim lights for turtle hatchlings 05/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:00pm]
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