When specific weather events occur in the fall, STERP volunteers walk the beach to search in the seaweed piles for trapped washbacks, in order to find and rescue these imperiled post-hatchlings.
Our volunteers also assist with transporting sea turtles to rehab facilities at Sea World, Ponce Inlet, Mote and other locations using either their own vehicle (must be enclosed) or our truck. We also utilize STERP volunteers when we have other major events such as cold stuns and educational project. later part of May and early June.
The Schedule for Training for STERP is as Follows and you can register for the events online by clicking on the date:
Turtle Talk is also required and you can see the schedule and register under the Education Section.