Georgia Sea Turtle Center
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center was created and is operated by the Jekyll Island Authority as a primary conservation program dedicated to increasing awareness through sea turtle education, rehabilitation, and research programs. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center empowers individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.
The GSTC was opened in 2007 with an unyielding philosophy, one committed to increasing awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promoting responsibility for ecosystem health, and empowering individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment. Though the organization is a relatively new one, the GSTC has already charted fresh territory with its singular charge of managing coastal habitats for native and endangered wildlife through field biology efforts and increasing public awareness of environmental degradation and healthy wildlife interactions. As urbanization continues to alter natural habitats, it becomes increasingly essential to strike a balance between human presence and environmental integrity while maintaining effective wildlife conflict resolution techniques.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is an advanced hospital, but open to the general public, offering an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with many sea turtle patients regularly on view for guests. Additionally, indoor and outdoor educational programs are available year-round for guests of all ages.