Events and Activities for Public Outreach
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We host outreach events and activities to empower the public to save sea turtles.

  • Mass turtle poaching from ocean

  • Boats transport poached turtles

  • Stuffed in sacks for sale at harbor

  • Packaged in boxes to be shipped

  • Sold as food in restaurants

  • Shells processed into bracelets

  • Assorted turtle shell products

  • Preserved turtle as wall mount

  • Products sold at open street stalls

  • Sold in display counters at malls

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH

Volunteers release sea turtle on beach

Sea Turtle Release Events
Sea Turtles 911 offers a Volunteer Community Service Program for people who are interested in volunteer opportunities in sea turtle conservation. The impactful work contributed by volunteers have been featured on the BBC, CNN, and the National Geographic.

The volunteer program is currently located in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Volunteers may also help develop and implement new education programs, activities, and events, in the local community or hotel resorts. Depending on the location, this could include tabling and providing guests with sea turtle conservation presentations, activities, events, such as beach clean-ups. Furthermore, volunteers may assist in building partnerships with organizations, governments, media, and celebrities, to support conservation activities and events. Some of our past events include:
Volunteers tabling at hotel resort

Sea turtle presentation at hotel conference meeting
Tabling to Raise Awareness
Volunteers educate the local community and tourists about the importance of protecting sea turtles. They are involved in public outreach activities at various venues to raise awareness for marine conservation. Through tourism, volunteers have the opportunity to educate more people about the challenges in protecting sea turtles and possible solutions to address them. In Hawaii, sea turtles can be frequently seen in both the near shore waters and on land along coastal beaches, so volunteers have the unique opportunity to educate tourists at the beaches where wild sea turtles can be seen.
Sea Turtles 911 volunteers cleanup beach

Sea Turtles 911 volunteers at beach clean up
Coastal Cleanup
Beach cleanup, invasive algae, Volunteers in Hawaii engage in citizen science work to support scientists from NOAA. Read more about the request for volunteer help in the local news in Hawaii. The beauty of nature is part of Hawaii's allure but it is important to approach this opportunity with practicality. Volunteers do not touch wild sea turtles directly since keeping nature undisturbed is one of our priorities.
Student interns taking pictures of wild sea turtles

Volunteer in Hawaii for Sea Turtles 911

Volunteer eco tour guide at sea turtle beach in Hawaii
Wild Turtle Watching
Volunteers in Hawaii engage in citizen science work to support scientists from NOAA. Read more about the request for volunteer help in the local news in Hawaii. The beauty of nature is part of Hawaii's allure but it is important to approach this opportunity with practicality. Volunteers do not touch wild sea turtles directly since keeping nature undisturbed is one of our priorities.

As citizen scientists, volunteers collect information and photos of wild turtles from a distance to contribute to an important research database for conservation. Since the scales on each side of a sea turtle's head is unique like fingerprints of humans, photographs are very helpful in the collection of data for sea turtle conservation management. Read this sea turtle photo-identification research paper for more details. Researchers can use this data to analyze trends and track the distribution and migration activities of sea turtle populations.