Nest Trackers Program
Do you want to follow the journey of a sea turtle nest as the eggs develop into hatchlings? Did you see a nesting sea turtle lay her eggs on Jekyll Island and want to know how many of those eggs hatch? With your $40 Nest Trackers donation you will be able to follow the progress of your nest, learn its final outcome, and discover interesting facts about nesting and hatchling sea turtles along the way.
By becoming a Nest Tracker you will be supporting the Research Department of the Jekyll Island Authority’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Your generosity will help ensure the continued monitoring and research of Jekyll Island’s sea turtle nests.
If there is a specific nest you would like to track on Jekyll, the Nest Trackers program allows you to sponsor a nest of your choosing.
Cost: $40.00 per nest
What’s included in the Nest Trackers Package?
With your $40 purchase you will receive the following package by mail:
- Personalized Nest Tracker Certificate
- Nest Tracker sticker
- Information about your nest
- A photo of your nest
- Sea Turtle Nesting Fact Sheet
- Nest Tracker name(s) listed on the Georgia Sea Turtle Center website
In addition to your initial tracking package, you will receive the following personal email updates:
- A “Soon-to-Hatch” update letting you know your nest could hatch any day
- A report on your nest’s success after it has been excavated (inventoried)
- After Jekyll Island’s last nest has hatched (usually in October) you will receive a summary of the 2013 nesting and hatching season
Important Information about becoming a Nest Tracker:
- Any incubating nest can be tracked between May – August, depending on when turtles begin and end their nesting season.
- Due to a variety of natural causes, some sea turtle nests do not hatch. While we hope your nest hatches, we cannot guarantee its success.
- Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time to receive your first “tracking” package via mail.
- Note that many people can track the same nest.
To Track a Nest:
Please visit our online store or call (912) 635-4043
For more information on the Nest Trackers Program:
Call (912) 635-4137 or email email@example.com