FPL | Marine Education Center
 

College of Turtle Knowledge at the FPL Energy Encounter

Located on the grounds of the St. Lucie nuclear plant, the College of Turtle Knowledge is a stimulating learning and resource center for teachers, students and the general public by appointment.

The College of Turtle Knowledge offers the following activities:

TURTLE COLLEGE:

FPL's turtle attraction, hosted by Professor Thaddeus C. Turtle, explains how FPL protects, monitors and studies the sea turtles in our area.

  • Crawl through a TED (turtle exclusion device) to see how a turtle can escape from a shrimp net.
  • See models of the five different sea turtle species found on the Treasure Coast and a simulation of their natural habitat.

Call for additional information, or
take our virtual tour for a first impression.

 

 

TURTLE WALKS:

FPL Turtle Walks are conducted
Friday and Saturday nights in
June and July 

These walks are
extremely popular
and limited by permit to 50 people. The presentations begin at 9 p.m. at the Energy Encounter. Once a turtle is sighted, the group is taken to the beach to watch her lay her eggs. 

 

Reservations are required.
The reservation number is 1-800-334-5483, and the line opens for reservations on May 1.