Meet Mia the Mermaid or take the Sea Turtle Oath at the Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Saturday, August 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pensacola Beach’s Landshark Landing. It’s a celebration of Pensacola Beach’s sea turtles.

Seymour the turtle two cols

Seymour the turtle two cols

Learn about the mama turtle who returns to her birth place, Pensacola Beach, to lay her nest and the tiny hatchlings who emerge and head for the Gulf of Mexico. Make your own sea turtle ornament and touch a real turtle shell. There will be contests, games, performances, educational kiosks, give-aways, art vendors and a prize basket drawing. The event will take place at Landshark Landing, which is located on Fort Pickens Road on the Margaritaville Beach Hotel property.

If all the fun makes you thirsty, stop by the water booth to purchase a Turtles Dig the Dark souvenir reusable cup filled with ice cold water. Proceeds benefit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Marine Conservation Center.

The event is sponsored by the Pensacola Beach Advocates, Holiday Inn Express, Margaritaville Beach Hotel and Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. For more details, go to www.pbadvocates.org or call 850-916-6971.

Rick and Ozzie

Rick and Ozzie

EVENT SCHEDULE

2:00 Opening ceremony, Sea Turtle Oath; All Booths, Games, Vendors Open

2:30 1-2-3 Nest Youth Challenge

3:00 1-2-3 Nest Celebrity Challenge

3:30 Meg the Mermaid

4:00 Baby Bath Clean Water demo

4:30 Sea Turtle Survivor

5:00 Closing Ceremonies; All Booths, Games, Vendors Close

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