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What to See and Do

Experience the rare opportunity to see hatchling sea turtles released into the ocean! These little hatchlings were stuck in the nest and were removed by sea turtle scientists during a nest excavation. Be there as they're given a second chance to begin their epic journey into the open ocean. We're partnered with Anne Kolb Nature Center, who hosts the "Sea Turtles and Their Babies" release program. For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.

MEEC at the Carpenter House  Broward Parks and Recreation

Hours of Operation

We are open to the general public on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Calendar of special events


Thursday August 9|  Hand Building Clay Experience 6-8pm

Your invited to create your own sea turtle mug! Event will be held at LMercado studio located at 2000 Harrison St #8 Hollywood, FL 33020.  Cost is $35 per participate with proceeds to benefit the MEEC! All levels welcome. Please sign up on the facebook page . For any questions contact Manon at 786-295-4294

Wednesday August 15th| Bleach Watch Training 6-8pm 

Are you looking for a new way to help southeast Florida’s coral reefs? Do you want to support coral health and resilience? Then attend an Introductory BleachWatch Class! This 2-hour training classes includes a short lesson on coral biology, an overview of coral bleaching and disease, how to properly assess coral condition, record observations and submit reports as part of the BleachWatch Early Warning Program. All participants will receive a BleachWatch kit, an underwater slate, and several other giveaways. This is a FREE event but does require registration. To register, email


For more information on the BleachWatch program visit  

Saturday August 25 |  Coral Talk 10:30-11:15am

Join NSU graduate student and coral researcher, Allan Anderson, as he discusses local threats to our coral reefs. This is a FREE event. 



We are located at 4414 N. Surf Road in Hollywood, Florida.

If you are coming from I-95, take Exit 21 (Sheridan Street) and follow that east until North Ocean Drive (A1A). Take a left on N. Ocean Drive then turn right onto Green Street (the 4th street down) and park in the lot on the right.

This parking lot is free for MEEC guests only and is based on a first come, first served basis. There are also several metered spaces in close proximity to the Carpenter House.


Admission is free, but we suggest a $3 donation for adults and children age 3 and over. This greatly helps offset our operational costs and support environmental outreach!

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