Loggerhead Marinelife Day At Gardens Mall

On Saturday, Aug. 22, more than 5,000 reptile-loving kids and their families joined top marine scientists and environmentalists from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to celebrate turtles at the fourth annual Marinelife Day at the Gardens Mall. The Grand Court was transformed into a mobile research lab for the day and featured nonstop scientific adventures, including a Junior Vet Lab, which took participants from sea turtle rescue to release; jewelry-making classes; ocean-inspired stories during Hatchling Tales; and fun photo opportunities with the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s adorable mascot, Fletch.

ABOVE: Veronica Clinton and Hannah Campbell with Fletch.