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The Big Turtle Year: Celebrating Wild Turtles Across the United States

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Road

Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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Turtles play significant ecological roles, are visible elements in many habitats, and are the most endangered wildlife taxa in the world. While species from areas such as Asia, South America, and Madagascar often receive the majority of conservation attention, the plight of the 59 species which occur in the United States quietly goes unnoticed. During 2017, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust researchers are traveling throughout the country accompanied by other biologists and conservationists in an effort to see as many species as possible during a single year, while increasing awareness regarding their rich diversity, natural history, and conservation needs. Please join George L. Heinrich (Heinrich Ecological Services) for an engaging presentation on this yearlong adventure and conservation education project. For more information, please visit www.thebigturtleyear.org.

Presented by George L. Heinrich (Heinrich Ecological Services; Florida Turtle Conservation Trust)

Sponsored by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve

UF/IFAS Extension provides practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).

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