Take a personal interest in one of the satellite-tagged turtles or a turtle tagged in Costa Rica. The $25 donation directly supports sea turtle conservation. See the Adopt-A-Turtle - Become a Member section for details.
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Collect all the plastic trash you use in a 24-hour period. Consider how much plastic trash your street produces in a day; the whole city; the state; the nation. Think about how you and others can get through each day using less plastic and locate a local plastic recycle center -- then do it and encourage others to reduce and recycle as well.
Helium-filled balloons are frequently released into the sky to celebrate events. Like plastic trash, helium balloons end up in the ocean, especially when released near the coast. Sea turtles mistakenly eat the balloons and die. If you know of a group planning a balloon release, ask them to consider another attention getter.
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Many people use chemicals and fertilizers on their lawns and gardens. Used motor oil and paints are deadly to plants and animals if not disposed of correctly. Many of these chemicals get washed into coastal lagoons and wash up on beaches. Find biodegradable lawn and garden products that you can use and facilities that properly dispose of toxic chemicals.
With just the click of a mouse, you can raise money to support sea turtles using GoodSearch.com for all of your internet searches. When you use GoodSearch.com, powered by Yahoo, money is generated for Sea Turtle Conservancy.
Find out how to submit a "Letter to the Editor" to your local paper. Write letters that inform your community about the plight of sea turtles and other marine wildlife. You might even let people know about this program. If you live near the coast, ask people to do their part to protect nesting turtles and hatchlings by turning off beachfront lights during nesting season or opposing the use of coastal armoring.
There are a number of ongoing issues affecting sea turtles that are being debated by the State and Federal Government. First, discuss the layout of a letter with students. Next, write or call in support or opposition to a particular issue. Check out our Press Room for current issues.