We took a trip over to Jekyll Island to visit The Georgia Sea Turtle Center. I snapped this pic. of the island's entrance through the car window as we were driving.
The center is devoted to the rehabilitation of sea turtles as well as education and research programs. It provides state-of-the art emergency care for sick and injured sea turtles. We enjoyed the hands-on exhibits and learning about the sea turtle's journey from egg to adulthood.
Once we were finished inside, we headed out to the Rehabilitation Pavilion to view the sea turtles currently being treated at the center. The kids loved watching them swim around and reading about their history, injuries and care. This was a great educational experience for the whole family and worth the visit to see these threatened creatures in person.
This little guy's name is Captain.
Photog. tip: Flash photography is not allowed at the center and photos are a challenge. If you visit, take along a circular polarizer. It will help eliminate the glare on the water.