National Volunteer Week

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. The theme is “Celebrating People in Action.” What will you do during this week? Volunteers are needed for the “Love A Sea Turtle” 5k & Nature Walk on April 25. Email to help.

Family Giving Challenge

Proceeds from the Love A Sea Turtle 5k & Nature Walk will benefit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital. We accept the challenge and will donate monies raised as the “Love A Sea Turtle Family”. 350 families are needed to raise $1,000 each to reach their goal for the new turtle hospital.

Turtle Release

Just recently, 10 sea turtles were released –  5 green turtles from The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, Topsail Island,  and 5 loggerhead turtles from the North Carolina Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores. The U.S. Coast Guard and Sea Turtle Hospital personnel assisted the rehabilitated turtles back into the ocean, about 40 miles southeast of Beaufort Inlet. Go turtles!

Love A Sea Turtle 5k & Nature Walk

Sunday, April 25 – An Earth Week Event to raise money for The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Island!

Registration at 12noon – 5k begins at 2:00pm         $10.00 for 5k, $5.00 for Nature Walk

New cross country course at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center

Great prizes from our sponsors: Joe Van Gogh Coffee, Nooherooka Natural, Oceana, Rum Runner Dive Shop

Special thanks to : A Time For Science, Domino’s Pizza, Drs. Davila & Velazquez

For a race form, email

Bring a picnic lunch & enjoy the day – science exhibits, activities & a farmers market with local products including strawberries!

Baking Cookies to Save The Sea Turtles

I bake and sell turtle-shaped sugar cookies to raise money for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Island, N.C. You can help the oceans, too, by supporting Oceana’s “Adopt A Sea Creature”. Go to to select your favorite sea creature. I will soon announce my plans for a Save The Ocean Bake Sale. We’ll all bake and sell cookies on the same day to raise money for ocean conservation.

Joe Van Gogh Visit

I visited the Joe Van Gogh coffee shop, Cup A Joe, in Chapel Hill to promote Sea Turtle Awareness and the Sea Turtle Blend Coffee. I am joined by Stephanie and Sarah of Joe Van Gogh. My next stop was Weaver Street Market in Carrboro.