The Summer Salmon Institute for 3rd to 5th grade teachers encourages science-based watershed education in elementary classrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program is leading the free workshop in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training (BWET).
In honor of ocean conservation, Turtle Island Restoration Network held a “Blue Mind” Meet the Authors Reception and Book Talk on August 22 at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, Calif.
DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com has formed a partnership with ocean and marine conservation non-profit Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats. Located 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is home to numerous rare and endangered marine species, and has been subject to illegal fishing practices in its difficult-to-monitor waters.
Listen in to KWMR’s interview with Turtle Island’s Board Member and NY Times bestselling author Wallace J Nichols on his innovative book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, which explores the cutting edge neuroscience that shows the benefits of being close to water.
One of the first confirmed sighting of an endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle occurred this week on Saturday, Aug. 15th by Pedro Point in Pacifica, Calif. and marks the start of their annual summer feeding season off the coast of California.
Turtle Island Restoration Network is proud to announce a new pilot program to find illegal fishing vessels within the Marine Protected Area surrounding Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Turtle Island teamed up with DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform, Tomnod.com, to create one of the first crowd sourced, digital patrols of the marine hot-spot.
Join Turtle Island’s board and staff to meet the authors at an exclusive pre-event benefit reception and a reserved seat for the Book Talk will be included in your ticket price. Enjoy wine, beer and hearty hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful Dance Palace in West Marin. Learn more about our work and enjoy a silent auction. Your ticket purchase will support our work to protect sea turtles, dolphins, whales, sharks, salmon and our world’s oceans.
The National Marine Fisheries Service, a U.S. federal agency, announced today that Mexico’s fisheries are killing too many endangered loggerhead sea turtles. As a result the United States will levy an embargo on Mexican seafood imports if Mexico fails to tighten its fishing regulations to protect the turtles.