Nighttime Educational Beach Walks
During sea turtle nesting season, The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council offers Nighttime Educational Beach Walks.¬†The walks are an effort to protect the beautiful sea turtle populations along the Gulf Coast. This activity is educational and can be enjoyed by the whole family during your vacation in Destin.
These events are free¬†and open to the public, the walks are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday on June 2nd and 3rd, and every Monday and Wednesday at 8:00pm beginning the following week¬†throughout the summer, and include a 30-minute orientation. The walks explore Okaloosa Island and Destin and are open to a maximum of 20 people¬†each evening, age six and up. Times and locations subject to change based upon weather and turtle/turtle nest availability.
The walks are coordinated by George Gray, the county’s Sea Turtle Coordinator for 20 years. Gray is licensed by the state to conduct the annual endangered species survey. According to Gray “Public education is vital to keeping nesting turtles protected on our shores.”
For more information and to¬†reserve your spot in the walk¬†please email: ECTurtlewatch@gmail.com