Welcome to the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program
NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography manages the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program in partnership with Broward County. The program provides for the conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtle species within Broward County.
Florida accounts for 70% of the nation's sea turtle nesting and Southeast Florida, from the Space Coast to the Gold Coast, is the second most important nesting area in the world for loggerhead sea turtles. Broward County serves as a consistent nesting area of three specific species of sea turtles: the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle, the green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtle, and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtle. By monitoring nests and creating public awareness, the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) helps protect these fragile creatures.
An associated part of this effort is the Carpenter House - Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC), which the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography manages on behalf of Broward County Parks Department to expand education and outreach about its’ sea turtles and other valuable marine resources.