Adopt a Nest - CLOSED for 2022
NEST ADOPTIONS CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
As sea turtle nesting season comes to a close and we are focusing more on the hatches versus new nests, we have decided to stop accepting nest adoptions for the season. Final adoption packages are currently being worked and some will be going out very soon. We want to thank everyone who adopted a nest this year, and also for your patience as we worked through the process. We are amazed at the outpouring of love and support for our sea turtles. Since this is a new program, we would love your feedback so that we can improve for next year. Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting our nest adoption program!!!
Coming again in 2023....
Symbolically "adopt" a sea turtle nest on Topsail Island through our NEW Nest Adoption Program!
Your adoption donation will help protect and conserve endangered sea turtles! Funds will be used for educational materials, Turtle Talks, signage, and other activities that promote sea turtle conservation and awareness on Topsail Island.
How It Works
Once you adopt a nest, we will assign you to one of our current sea turtle nests. We will place a sign with your name or that of your designee on that nest at some point during the nesting season (May 1 - August 31). You will receive notification via email when you are assigned a nest and the sign is placed. The sign will remain on the nest until it hatches, approximately 60 days after it was laid. After the nest hatches and the data has been collected, your sign will be removed and mailed to you along with your adoption package within approximately two weeks.
What You Get
For your tax deductible donation, you or your designated recipient will receive the following.
Show your support for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center's Topsail Turtle Project. Adopt a nest today!
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Nature belongs to all of us! No individual or group that participates in this symbolic nest adoption program may claim actual ownership of a sea turtle nest, eggs, or hatchlings. For the safety of the sea turtles, and due to our permitting restrictions, your exact nest location will only be shared AFTER the nest hatches and analysis has been completed. Also note that there is the possibility that your adopted nest may be destroyed by storms, storm surges, or other acts of nature, and your donation is nonrefundable. Thank you for understanding!