Volunteers Help Empty Trailer After Hurricane Irma September 10, 2018
Education & Outreach
The Florida Keys-based Save-A-Turtle is ramping up its outreach efforts and is taking its show on the road.
The nonprofit group purchased a $15,000 solar-powered trailer and retrofit it so the group can take it to schools and special events.
“We needed something to get out and reach the kids,” Save-A-Turtle President Harry Appel says. “We need to get some young people involved in Save-A-Turtle. We need to get more young people involved in marine issues.
Eco-Friendly with a Purpose
The 12-foot trailer is powered by a 18,000-watt solar system, which supports a computer, television and displays about turtle-safe outdoor lights.
“We wanted it big enough to carry everything, but small enough to be towed behind a smaller SUV or truck,”
Irma Destroys Trailer
Sadly, our beautiful Turtle Trailer, along with all of its video equipment, education material and fund raising merchandise were destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. Now, more than ever, we are in dire need of your help!
Here are 3 easy ways you can help us rebuild for the upcoming education and turtle nesting season:
Donate. No amount is too small.
Adopt a Baby Turtle or Nest
Shop our Turtle Merchandise
Sponsor a Beach Walker
Become a Member