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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts its recurring Public Guided Tours twice a day this fall. The tours are offered seven days a week and gives visitors an up-close opportunity to visit the sea turtles housed at the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center.

The Public Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. Due to limited capacity, reservations are strongly suggested to reserve your spot.  The tours last approximately an hour and are offered at 12 pm and 2 pm daily.

The tours are led by the educational staff and experts of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and will be there to answer all of your questions about marine life and sea turtles.

The tours cost $10 dollars per adults and $5 dollars for children under 8

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a unique program that allows you to Adopt a Sea Turtle. The program helps benefit the continuous care and treatment for the sick, endangered, and injured sea turtles.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle research, rehabilitation center and sea turtle hospital whose mission is aimed to protect the ocean and all that live in it. The Marinelife Center provides treatment and care for endangered and injured sea turtles before being released into the ocean.

The Adopt a Sea Turtle program offers six packages to choose from: the Basic Adoption Package, Fletch Adoption Package, Enhanced Adoption Package, Premium Adoption Package, Deluxe Adoption Package and the Adopt a Nest Package.

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Lion Country Safari located in western Palm Beach County is Florida’s only drive through and walk through safari as well as an amusement park in the entire state. The safari is located on more than 600 acres of land that over 1000 animals from all six continents throughout the safari’s seven different sections.

The safari was founded in 1967 and claims to be the first cage-less zoo in the United States. The safari has won numerous awards and recognitions including the 3rd Best Safari in 2009, One of the Top Ten Drive Through Safari’s, Best Outdoor Activity in Palm Beach County, Top Local Attraction of 2019, and the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 just to name a few.

Some of the notable species roaming the preserve include white rhinos, lions,

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Divers across the globe have their eyes on the Jupiter coast for the next few months, as hundreds of goliath grouper -- some the size of golf carts, and up to 10 feet,  make their way off the coast for mating season. This annual phenomena, known as the Atlantic Goliath Grouper aggregation, provides divers for a one-of-a-kind experience right in our backyard!

Jupiter Dive Center offers an extensive diving experiences to see these mammoth creatures. The center runs run regular boat trips for two-tank dives on the MG-111 wreck, the local ledge reef system, and other sites where the Goliaths are known to gather. According to their website, during this time of year, divers can expect to see up to sixty(!) groupers along the “wreck trek”.

For more info

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The Palm Beach Zoo has extended their celebration of Kids Rule the Jungle and will extend their free pricing for kids until September 4th. For each full-price adult admission, two children under the age of 13 will be admitted for free.

Palm Beach Zoo’s winding shaded pathways and refreshing Fountain Plaza splash pad make it a great place to visit during the long summer days. To the delight of the hundreds of animal residents, visitors have been safely and steadily returning to the Zoo. 

During Palm Beach County’s Phase 1 reopening, the Zoo is  limiting attendance to allow each guest 100 square feet of space to physically distance from other guests. Indoor locations remain closed during this phase and several hand sanitizer stations are available.

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Grab your snorkeling mask and goggles and head to northern Palm Beach County and visit some of the best snorkeling spots in our area. Northern Palm Beach County is filled with marine life and corals that attract hundreds of different kinds of tropical fish right below the water’s surface.

Here are some hidden gem’s and must-see snorkel spots in our area.

Hidden Gem: Cato’s Bridge in Jupiter

Experience Level: Advanced

Many consider snorkeling under Cato’s Bridge to be one of the best snorkeling spots ever. Cato’s Bridge is the drawbridge that takes vehicles from Tequesta to Jupiter Island, near the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Many fish swim underneath and around the bridge and many local snorkelers and advanced snorkelers find snorkeling in this

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With Palm Beach County School District starting classes on Monday, August 31st, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach has created a new program to help students and parents with virtual learning.  Every week, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center will be hosting their Coastal Classroom.

The Coastal Classroom is a weekly event that will begin Monday, August 31st. The purpose of the Coastal Classroom is to help students, parents, and teachers with the remote virtual learning. Students are invited to complete their virtual schoolwork at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The Coastal Classroom is a safe in-person virtual learning space for students.

The classroom will provide each student with a safe learning space for students 8

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North Palm Beach is a small incorporated village located in Northern Palm Beach County along the intracoastal waterways and the Atlantic Ocean on a barrier island. The quite village has won the National Association of Home Builders as the best planned community in 1956 when the village was formed.

The North Palm Beach area was developed in the early 1950’s by philanthropist John D MacArthur.  North Palm Beach is home to the only state park located in Palm Beach County, the John D. MacArthur State Park and is known to be the home to many PGA Tour golfers.

The John D. MacArthur State Park is an eco-friendly and family orientated park complete with picnic facilities, natural trails, a Nature and Welcome Center, waterways, kayak rentals and much more.

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This August, The Loggerhead Marinelife Center located in Juno Beach hosts their daily Public Evening Guided Tours. The tours are offered every night and take visitors on an after-hours tour of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. Visitors will get an up-close opportunity to see the Marinelife and sea turtles housed in the center.

The Public Evening Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. The tours last approximately an hour long. The tours are led by the educational experts and staff of the Marinelife Center to answer all of your questions about the sea turtles and Marinelife.

The event is rain or shine and umbrellas are available in the event of rain. Tickets are $25 dollars per adult and your ticket

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The Palm Beaches are known for its tropical beaches, year-round sunshine, high-end shopping, great school districts, numerous things to do and great dining to name a few. Many do not know that Palm Beach County is home to more than 25 Natural Areas waiting for you to explore.

These protected areas of Palm Beach County are home to a diversity of animals and plants and offer visitors a wide range of activities such as hiking, walking, kayaking, bird watching, environmental education and more.

Here is just some of Palm Beach County’s best Natural Areas.

Cypress Creek Natural Area – 10035 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter

Located on W. Indiantown Road, Cypress Creek is home to more than 2,000 acres for you to explore. The Jenga Wildways are a multi-use

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