A critical portion of Sea Turtle, Inc.'s mission is public education. Each year, Sea Turtle, Inc. engages with over 100,000 tourists on South Padre Island. Our goal is to educate the general public about endangered sea turtles and their marine environments. An essential part of endangered species conservation is simply to help people to understand the species and their importance not only to their habitat, but to our lives as well. Visitors to our facility can participate in a "Turtle Talk" which are given multiple times throughout the day. Additionally, we provide age-appropriate presentations for school groups and bi-lingual tours upon request.

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School Groups & Special Presentations

Sea Turtle, Inc. is happy to accommodate groups if a reservation is made. We will alter the presentations to be age appropriate for school groups.

To book a group presentation, please Contact Us.

We often use our very own sea turtle costume to show children the anatomy of sea turtles. The turtle costume is a fun way for kids to understand the difference between sea turtles and land turtles. We also utilize puppets, pictures, and other fun props to keep students engaged and excited about sea turtles!  A main mission of this organization is to educate the public.

Make an appointment for your school or group to join in on the fun!









Book a Field Trip

Each year, Sea Turtle, Inc. educates more than 8,000 school children in the Rio Grande Valley. We are happy to accommodate field trip groups if a reservation is made in advance! English, Spanish, or bi-lingual tours may be scheduled from 10am to 3pm, Tuesda

y - Sunday.  Tour times are one hour long and consist of a 20-25 minute age-appropriate presentation. Please read our Field Trip page for more information.


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Outreach Programs

Our mission of education compels us to offer programs to those in the Rio Grande Valley that cannot make it to our facility. We provide the props, specimens, and presentation to bring a truly unique learning experience to your students!


Virtual Field Trips

New in 2015! Sea Turtle, Inc. offers interactive virtual outreaches direct to your classroom. Let us custom- tailor a presentation to what your kids are learning in science class. These presentations are followed by a tour of facility to see patients and resident sea turtles!

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Teacher Lesson Plans

We encourage teachers to incorporate sea turtles and marine biology into their curriculum standards. We hope that these fun lesson plans will help children relate to sea turtles and apply basic principles of conservation to their daily lives



Activities for Kids

Hey Kids! Come join in the fun at our Turtle Learning Center! Play games, create art, and learn tons of turtle facts with our resident sea turtles. Maybe you can impress your friends with what a turtle whiz you'll turn out to be!