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Mother Nature Festival A Big Success

Mother Nature Festival Educational Presentation with Live ReptilesJekyll Island, GA: The Georgia Sea Turtle Center celebrated Earth Day early at the Jekyll Island Mother Nature Festival in April. 

According to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center website, over 550 guests visited the Center. The Festival drew families and children of all ages who took part in earth-friendly arts, crafts and games on the GSTC grounds. Popular activities included  the Recycle Toss, Handmade paper, the Styrofoam Plate Press, Wearable Paper Bag Carapaces and a Recycled Journal decorating station. There was even a shrimp net “people” excluder to give visitors an idea of the experience turtles have if accidentally captured during commercial fishing operations.

Lots of non-profit organizations, vendors, and exhibitors were present to showcase their evironmentally-oriented products, services, or works of art.

Baby Alligator presented by 4H ClubA live reptile show was a big hit, displaying Diamondback Terrapin hatchlings from the GSTC’s Conservation Project, a box turtle, corn snake and young alligator from the Jekyll 4-H Center. 


Vendors Exhibit Earth Friendly Products at the Mother Nature Festival
Lots of vendors displayed eco-friendly products, services, and artwork, including sculpture, paintings and crafts.A silent auction of nature-themed items donated by vendors and supporters helped raise nearly $1000 for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. 



Scute, Mascot of the Georgia Sea Turtle CenterPlenty of refreshments and healthy treats were on hand, conscientiouly served with biodegradable plates and cups.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s Loggerhead Mascot, “Scute,” also attended, noting this was his first Earth Day Mother Nature Festival appearance. Kids enjoyed the chance to pose for pictures with the Sea Turtle Center Mascot.

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