When you visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Jupiter, Florida, you really get a sense that there is so much more going on than just rehabilitating sea turtles for release. Upon further inspection you'll probably realize that education seems to be a driving force, initiated by the days that Eleanor Fletcher invited neighborhood kids to help her scoop up hatchlings that scampered into the road.
As a former art educator and current marine life artist, I find so much inspiration after visiting each and every time. I am in awe of the staff and volunteers, and I thought it was time to share some of LMC's stories, stages, facts, and plastic-free initiatives with you all through this interview. Jack Lighton, President and CEO explains that "the sea turtle tells the health of the ocean," and takes us on a journey of understanding why (whether the sea turtle is your spirit animal or not) we need to look closely at them to know what to do next.
I broke the interview into 3 parts below; Loggerhead the Lifestyle, Simple Solutions, and Then and Now. Please comment with any questions or ideas, or feel free to contact LMC. You can also plan your visit through their website.
Part 1: Loggerhead the Lifestyle
Part 2: Simple Solutions
Part 3: Then and Now