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2018 Tour de Turtles to release competitors at Disney’s Vero Beach

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Disney’s Vero Beach will help kick off Tour de Turtles on July 28 on the East Coast of Florida, and the state’s visitors and locals alike have several opportunities to join in the fun surrounding the marine marathon. Started in 2008 by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tour de Turtles is an interesting way to learn … Continue reading "2018 Tour de Turtles to release competitors at Disney’s Vero Beach"
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Disney’s Vero Beach helps kick off 2017 Tour de Turtles

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Disney's Vero Beach will help kick off Tour de Turtles next weekend on the East Coast of Florida, and the state's visitors and locals alike have several opportunities to join in the fun surrounding the marine marathon. This is the 10th year for Tour de Turtles, and there will be 20 sea turtles representing four different species. The turtles leave from various nesting beaches around the world, including one in front of Disney's Vero Beach Resort, and will be tracked for about three months. The turtle that swims the farthest during that time will be declared the winner.
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Tour de Turtles kicks off on Florida’s East Coast beaches this weekend

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Disney’s Vero Beach will help kick off Tour de Turtles next weekend on the East Coast of Florida, and the state’s visitors and locals alike have several opportunities to join in the fun surrounding the marine marathon. Started in 2008 by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tour de Turtles is an interesting way to learn about … Continue reading "Tour de Turtles kicks off on Florida’s East Coast beaches this weekend"
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Free, family friendly fun at this weekend’s Tour de Turtles kickoff

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Tour de Turtles kicks off this weekend on the East Coast of Florida, and the state's visitors and locals alike have several opportunities to join in the fun surrounding the marine marathon. Started in 2008 by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tour de Turtles is an interesting way to learn about the long migration of sea turtles from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds. Tracking is done through satellite telemetry, with transmitters sending signals each time a turtle surfaces to breathe. Those who follow along at tourdeturtles.org will be exposed to the science and geography of sea-turtle migration. At the same time, researchers hope to gain more knowledge about the migratory practices of the endangered species because so much still is unknown.
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Try a Florida turtle walk this summer or learn more about it at SeaWorld and Walt Disney World

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This summer, my family is going to experience a unique Florida event, one that both Walt Disney World and SeaWorld support, but it doesn’t take place in a theme park. Loggerhead sea turtle nesting season, which runs approximately May through October, gives Florida residents and visitors an opportunity to learn about the species. The turtles … Continue reading "Try a Florida turtle walk this summer or learn more about it at SeaWorld and Walt Disney World"
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You’re invited to Tour de Turtles kickoff near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

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Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will help kick off Tour de Turtles 2013 at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to watch the beginning of this truly amazing race. Started in 2008 by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Tour de Turtles is a fun way to learn about the long migration of sea turtles from … Continue reading "You’re invited to Tour de Turtles kickoff near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort"
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept.18 – The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) released its 2012 annual grants, awarding more than $1.8 million to 75 conservation projects around the globe including $130,000 to Florida based projects. Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This … Continue reading "Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients"
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Disney Conservation Fund Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary by Unveiling New Initiative to Protect the Planet

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Dr. Jane Goodall visited Disney's Animal Kingdom last week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund and support the launch of its new initiative called "Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time," which aims to reverse the decline of 10 threatened species through scientific research and increasing the time kids spend in nature.
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