JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Turtle Survival Alliance will be "shellebrating" World Turtle Day this weekend with a fundraiser at Bold City Brewery on Rosselle St.
Tabitha Hootman, lead field scientist for the Turtle Survival Alliance – North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group sent out the following invite:
"We have partnered with Bold City Brewery, the Jacksonville chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), and the Jacksonville Herpetological Society to bring "Drink Beer, Save Turtles" to Jacksonville.
We invite everyone to come out and raise a pint for conservation this Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The fine folks from the Jacksonville Herpetological Society will be on hand with live turtles and tortoises to meet and learn about. Bold City Brewing will be generously donating $1 per beer sold to the conservation mission of the Turtle Survival Alliance.
Meet the Keepers from the Jacksonville Zoo, hear about their work, and browse a selection of TSA/DBST merchandise that will be available. Talk with TSA's North Florida Field Lead and learn about our new turtle project, right here in Jacksonville.
TSA-NAFTRG has partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to continue some amazing research and to conserve some of the most amazing and unique turtles here in Jacksonville: the Diamondback terrapin. This turtle is the ONLY species of brackish water turtle found in the entire North America and we will have some for you to meet at the Drink Beer Save Turtles event."