PWY is a group of women in the marine industry who help fundraise to benefit marine science and ocean conservation. This year we have chosen the Marine Environmental Education Center, also known as the MEEC, to be our beneficiary. The MEEC is a collaboration between Nova Southeastern University and Broward County. Their facility is located at a historic home that was donated by the Carpenter family.
The MEEC has a very small space to teach and inspire youth about the ocean, marine animals, and specifically their resident turtles, Captain and Coral. The MEEC transformed the historic Carpenter house's pool into a sea turtle habitat for injured sea turtles that would be unable to survive in the wild due to the severity of their injuries. The NSU marine biology program students, both undergrad and masters, are responsible for the care and maintenance of these beloved sea turtles and use the donation only admissions to educate the public whenever possible.
With Fort Lauderdale being the number one most nested beach on the entire U.S. east coast, the MEEC is constantly having to turn away injured baby sea turtles, brought in by the public, during nesting season. PWY would like to provide funding to purchase the land due south of their existing facility and build a fully functional, state-of-the-art, sea turtle hospital. With your help, together we can give NSU’s students a cutting-edge facility that can attract the most innovative scientists from all over the world, while helping to inspire the local youth and helping save sea turtles of all kinds.