New for 2016!!! Sea Turtle Nesting Response Training 
Spring Trainings are for volunteers interested in responding to early morning nesting activity. Volunteers help to confirm that eggs were laid, collect DNA samples, and relocate nests when necessary.  They then stake off the nest site to protect it for the next two months or so.  

Nesting Response 101 will provide the basics of nesting response.  Those who have responded to fewer than four crawls, have not been active for the past two years, or those who simply enjoy a refresher should plan on attending 101.

Nesting Response 201 is designed for volunteers who are well-seasoned and looking for additional information about nesting response and nesting biology.

Volunteers may attend either 101 or 201 to get their permit and be put on the phone tree for response (but all are welcome to attend both if they wish). 

NEST Orientation & Natural History is required for new volunteers and optional for returning interested in a refresher.  New Volunteers should complete a volunteer application (click here).

NEST Spring Trainings
To make reservations, click here or call 252-453-0221 ex. 1.

May 3rd in Nags Head at Jennette’s Pier

  • 4PM NEST Orientation & Sea Turtle Natural History – 1 hr
  • 5PM Nesting Response 101 – 1.5 hrs
  • 6:30 PM Nesting Response 201 – 1 hr

May 11th in Corolla at the Wildlife Center

  • 9AM NEST Orientation & Sea Turtle Natural History – 1 hr
  • 10AM Nesting Response 101 – 1.5 hrs
  • 11:30AM Nesting Response 201 – 1 hr

May 21st in Nags Head at Jennette’s Pier

  • 9AM NEST Orientation & Sea Turtle Natural History – 1 hr
  • 10AM Nesting Response 101 – 1.5 hrs
  • 11:30AM Nesting Response 201 – 1 hr

To make reservations, click here or call 252-453-0221 ex. 1.