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This Friday night, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their reoccurring popular Sea Turtle Sleepover event.

The Sleepover over is an exclusive overnight event that includes the ultimate slumber party, a tour of the outdoor sea turtle hospital, snacks, movie time, pizza, and activities for aspiring scientists. The Sea Turtle Sleepover is aimed for children ages 8 through 12 years old.

The event begins at 7 pm on Friday, September 20th and the cost is $65 dollars per child. The cost also includes pizza and snacks. The sleepover is a drop off event, but parents and chaperones are welcomed to stay over and participate in all the events throughout the night.

You are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks for the evening, but you are asked to

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This Saturday, September 21st is International Coastal Clean Up day around the world. International Coastal Clean Up Day is the world’s largest event where volunteers come together to help clean up our beaches and help to protect marine life. The event happens every year and volunteers from over 100 countries head to their local beaches and coastline to show their support for a cleaner ocean.

Here are some Clean Up events going on this Saturday in Palm Beach County. If you wish to volunteer, you can pre-register by contacting the coordinator listed for each clean up location. You can also call Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful at 561-686-6646 or email them at info@keepPBCbeautiful.org for more on how to register.

Where: Carlin Park (400 S. A1A)

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When people think of South Florida, they think of the beautiful beach. And while that’s true, there is more to SOFLO than white sand and blue water. Here are three fun things to do outdoors in South Florida.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens comprises of the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905 -1982), the widow of Ralph Hubbard Norton. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the two-acre property, featuring a collection of 250 species of tropical palms, lies near downtown West Palm Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Displayed throughout the house, studio and gardens are more than 100 works by the artist, including nine monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education center. The center is a non-profit that promotes the conservation of the ocean’s ecosystems and focuses on endangered and threatened sea turtles.

The center offers onsite rehabilitation center for injured and endangered sea turtles, aquariums, research laboratories. The Center continues to monitor the turtles progress for their recovery before releasing the sea turtle back into the ocean.

Every day the center hosts numerous events and this weekend there is plenty of events for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, September 13th: Public Guided Tours at 2 pm

Public Guided Tours: The tours are offered seven days a week and includes a tour throughout the facility and

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach is a fun and interesting place for those who live in South Florida to visit, especially now that it’s starting to get a little cooler outside. The zoo houses more than 550 animals, many of them endangered, within 23-acres of lush tropical habitat.

While The Dreher Park Zoo (which was eventually to become “The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society”) was technically founded in 1951, it didn’t come up on most people’s radars until at least 1964, when a locally famous animal known as Joey the kangaroo became a resident of the zoo. Joey was a pet that was infamous for escaping from his home and wandering around the city. Joey was featured in two issues of Life Magazine in

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We love our dogs in South Florida – and South Florida, for that matter, is a great place to have a dog, its great year-round weather makes it the perfect environment. For those of you who live in Palm Beach, here are a few great parks to bring your dog.

Pooch Pines

This park, designed for off-leash recreation, is fenced and features several areas, including a wash station, shade, benches, and fountains.

Pooch Pines Dog Park Address: Eshleman Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Cinquez Park

Cinquez Park is located immediately north of the intersection on Indiantown Road and Center Street at 2183 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Florida. In 2008. Cinquez is a new park, the construction of which was finished just this year. It’s Jupiter’s

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This weekend, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting a Back to School BioBlitz event. BioBlitz is a science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location in a short period of time.

This Saturday, the Marinelife Center is hosting the event for everyone to enjoy. The morning will be filled with fun activities to identify local marine species for science. The family friendly event begins at 8 am to 11 am this Saturday, September 7th at Coral Cove Park in Tequesta.

Those who attend can choose between snorkeling, free dive, or some other method to observe Marinelife in shallow waters. In order to participate in the event, an underwater camera is required to capture pictures. If you choose not to swim, you can help clean up the

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society is having a special deal this month of September. For the entire month of September on weekend only, Friday through Sunday, kids under the age of 13 will receive a free entry to the Zoo with a paid adult. The offer begins on Sunday September 1st and goes until Monday, September 30th.

Kids will be able to attend the zoo for free with a paying adult. The offer is limited to 6 children per one paying adult. The offer is good from 9 am until 4:15 pm every weekend and the offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society is a non-profit zoological organization located within Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The Zoo is home to more than 550 animals, many endangered or injured

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Next Saturday is the 6th Annual Chase N Tailz Fishing Tournament taking place at Harbourside Place in Jupiter.

The Fishing Tournament is for all ages and benefits a local children’s charity that funds families with very sick children.

The tournament starts at 6:30 am on Saturday, September 7th and those who wish to participate can go out of any inlet they choose, and launch form any boat ramp. Those who start before the 6:30 am start time will be disqualified from the tournament.

Weigh in starts at 2pm and goes until 4 pm. All boats that are participating must be checked in with the tournament check in boat at the Jupiter Inlet no later than 4 pm. The weigh in stage is located at Harbourside Place and the fish must be bought in by boat and must have a

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing this week to release another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean.

Willis, is a large juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found in the canal at the Florida Power and Light’s St. Lucie site in Jensen Beach. The sea turtle was found with saltwater leeches and barnacles on its shell and was slightly underweight and its bloodwork showed signs of poor health.

This Wednesday, Willis will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at 10:30 am. Pre-release procedures will begin at 10 am. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff will go over the turtles injures and recovery since Willis first entered the center back in June.

The sea turtle releases are weather permitting and get crowded, so you are asked to arrive

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