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Sea Turtles Find Sanctuary for Nesting at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

posted on June 28th, 2011 by Michelle Baumann, Walt Disney World Public Relations


Sea Turtles at Disney's Vero Beach Resort

It has been a banner year at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort as far as sea-turtle nesting goes. The nesting season begins in March and this is the first time in the resort’s history that we have had 380 loggerhead sea turtles nests by June along our 7-km stretch of beach that includes Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

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Sea Turtles at Disney's Vero Beach Resort Sea Turtles at Disney's Vero Beach Resort Sea Turtles at Disney's Vero Beach Resort

Families can get in on the fun and learn more about the amazing creatures during the Animal Programs’ Meet-a-Turtle-Expert event that happens at 7 a.m. daily down on the beach.

A turtle researcher takes guests on a fun-filled adventure as they look for clues about sea turtle activity, mark nests and collect data. Kids can join Turtle Troop, a fun and educational experience that combines crafts and a walk on the beach to see a sea turtle nest up close. There’s also evening presentations for resort guests that explain Disney’s overall commitment to sea turtle conservation. Aren’t they too cute?!

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Claire on June 28th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I love this! Sea turtles are adorable, and I love all of Disney’s conservation efforts. Disney is definitely one of the few companies that is actually serious about its environmental initiatives, rather than just trying to greenwash ad campaigns. Way to go Disney!

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Jackie on June 28th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I would LOVE to be there when these little guys hatch! That would be a dream come true. I’m with Claire, great job Disney in all of your conservation efforts, please keep up the good work!

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erika on June 29th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Michelle Baumann – What a great educational experience to learn about sea turtle while at Disney! I noticed your job title for your blog posts is Public Relations for WDW. I am a Public Relations major at CSU Fresno in California but will be participating in the Disney College Program out in Orlando starting in late August. I’m not sure how to go about contacting you, but I would jump at the chance to see what it takes to be a successful PR professional with Disney.

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