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2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Updates

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2021 Sea Turtle Nest Updates As nests are identified this season, we will provide updates from the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project here. Follow along and check back often for the latest information and nest counts.   May 18, 2021 Tybee's first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the season has been identified! Spotted by volunteers Cathy, Gina and Brent. May 26, 2021 Nest #2 was found. The eggs were relocated away from the high tide line. Thanks to volunteers Anna, Susan and Brent for covering dawn patrol this morning. We were also able to watch the Marco Polo make it’s way up the river channel. May 30, 2021 Nest #3 was found on the morning of May 30th. June 1, 2021 Two more nests were located this morning. Both tracks were challenging to work, but we are happy to report that nests 4 and 5 are marked. If you are [...]

Open Positions

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We are hiring for the following positions: Cashier-Greeter in Discovery Shop Job Responsibilities: In addition to standard cashier duties in our Discovery Shop, this position is both the first and last staff member to connect with our visitors and so plays a big role in the visitor experience. Part-time, with morning or afternoon shifts. Starting pay is $9 per hour.   Job Requirements: Must enjoy interacting with the public and have a basic comfort level with computers—we’ll teach you everything else.   Apply: Send a letter of interest and work history to Joy@TybeeMarineScience.org   About Us: The Tybee Island Marine Science Center, located on beautiful Tybee Island, is a 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to cultivate responsible stewardship of coastal Georgia’s natural resources through education and conservation. We provide year-round programs for island visitors, schools, scouts, and groups—on the beach, in the marsh, in our open-air classrooms, and the Coastal [...]

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Here!

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  May marks the official start of sea turtle nesting season in Georgia. Did you know nesting sea turtles return to the beach where they hatched to lay their own eggs? How incredible! Nesting season lasts through October so beach goers, locals and visitors alike should be vigilant when frequenting our beaches over the next several months. Here are a few ways you can help support nesting sea turtles this season: 1.  Fill in any holes you dig during your day at the beach. Holes can trap nesting mothers and hatchlings. 2. Lights out for sea turtles! No lights on the beach at night! Lighting on or near the beach can cause sea turtles to become disoriented and wander away from the shoreline. If you must have lights, use a red filtered light, but no lights are best! 3. If you see a crawl or a mama turtle, stay away [...]

Tybee Island Marine Science Center is Now Open!

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We are pleased to announce the new Center is now open as of today, April 1, 2021! We invite you to come experience a unique “Behind the Scenes” self-guided tour of our new Center and observe staff as they work hard to complete our exhibits. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage our educators, ask all the questions, learn more about the interworking of the Center and meet a few of our animal ambassadors.   A few important things to know before you go: Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Tickets can be purchased on site. Admission is $10 per person and children 4 and under are free. Masks required and we ask that you remain with your group and practice social distancing.   Our Center is constantly evolving with new things to see and new animal ambassadors to meet. We hope you will visit soon and often. We cannot wait [...]

Announcing the Three Phased Opening of the New Center

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Our long awaited opening is almost here! Read on to see the details of our three phased opening of the new center located at 37 Meddin Drive.   Starting Thursday, February 18, 2021 our Gift Shop will be open Thursday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. In addition to shopping our expanded gift shop, visitors can also enjoy the spectacular views from our Ship Watch Loft and Amphitheater. On Thursday, March 25th, the West Gallery will open for visitors to experience and on Saturday, May 1st, the East Gallery, Sea Turtle Workshop, Open Air Classroom and Gallery will open. Gallery hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Ticket prices will be announced closer to the opening of our galleries. Please note, we require face masks when entering our facility. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.  Hand sanitizer is available at strategic locations throughout the center for your convenience. [...]

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