Join NBSTCC’s Crew and become an Honorary Animal Care Team member! Work alongside NBSTCC Animal Care Team in a 90-minute long program learning about our rescued residents as you see behind the scenes on how they are cared for while learning of the challenges these animals face in the wild. The program begins with a private tour of the conservation center and introduction to NBSTCC’s resident green sea turtle, Sweet Pea. Program is led by our NBSTCC’s Lead Animal Care Team operator holding a degree in marine biology. Can you stump our marine biologist?
By becoming one of NBSTCC’s Honorary Animal Care team members, you not only get a day to remember, but you will also be contributing to our conservation work both here and around the world, helping to save animals from extinction.
Participant Admission Includes:
•Free Admission to the NBSTCC
•Behind the Scenes Tortoise Tour, including feeding one or both of NBSTCC’s tortoises (Flip Flop & Safari)
•Honorary ACT Name Tag & Certificate
•Personal picture with tortoises, to be emailed to participants.
•The opportunity to learn about various species and ask our knowledgeable Animal Care Team members about our incredible animal family including tortoises, terrapins, sea turtles, and various Gulf of Mexico inhabitants.
Program disclaimers: Participants entering the tortoise habitats must sign a safety waiver and wear closed toed shoes. Experience is available for adults and children over the age of 5 years old. Participants between the ages of 5 and 15 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian. Please note that the spectating guest will not enter the animal habitat. However, there will be the opportunity for them to take photos of the participant while visiting NBSTCC’s resident animals.
Each program accommodates 4 Honorary Animal Care Team Participants.
We are asking all our guests to support our team by following these safety measures:
• All guests, 5 and older, are asked to wear a face mask while on property for the safety of our team, animals, and community.
• NBSTCC has a limited supply of disposable of masks available for guests. Mask are free, but a $1 donation covers the cost of the mask and helps ensure future guests can visit too!
• Utilize hand sanitizer provided, prior to entering the facility.
• Practice social distancing.