Adopt-A-Nest

$50 – Adopt a Nest (Leatherback)

Would you like to sponsor your own nest in our corral?  How about sponsoring the nest of one of our typically rare Leatherback (Laúd) nests?  We all get super excited when we encounter a Leatherback nest (with the holy grail being encountering the mama), and here you have the chance to sponsor a Leatherback nest.

What does sponsoring a nest mean?  Well, if you sign up to sponsor one, we will send you information on one of our Leatherback nests including the GPS location of the original nest, the names of the volunteers that found and relocated the nest, the number of eggs, and any pictures we have from the original and relocated nests.  We’ll let you know when we expect the hatchlings to emerge and then, when they do, we’ll email you updates on the number of hatchlings and pictures of their release if they are available.  You will also be acknowledged during the release as a nest sponsor.

Because of the limited number of Leatherback nests we relocate each season, you may be joining others in adopting a single nest.

Please note:  we try to take pictures of the adopted nests at each step from relocation to release but often times, it is not possible.  Weather conditions, the level of activity our volunteers have on their patrol the night of your adoption, the time of day when the hatchlings are released, and many other factors can make it difficult to take photos.


$25 – Adopt a Nest (Golfina & Prieta)

With our Golfina (Olive Ridley) and Prieta (Black Turtle) Adopt a Nest sponsorship, you will have a nest of your very own to follow.  After making your one-time donation of $25, we will email you the details of your nest within a few days.  You will receive the GPS coordinates of the original nest location, the names of the volunteers on patrol that found your nest, number of eggs, and expected hatch date.  If we have pictures of the original nest or relocation, we’ll send them too.

When the hatchlings start to emerge, we’ll send you the statistics on the number that hatches and any pictures of them being release.  You will also be recognized during the release as one of our nest sponsors.

Please note:  we try to take pictures of the adopted nests at each step from relocation to release but often times, it is not possible.  Weather conditions, the level of activity our volunteers have on their patrol the night of your adoption, the time of day when the hatchlings are released, and many other factors can make it difficult to take photos.

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