PWY is a group of women in the marine industry who help fundraise to benefit marine science & ocean conservation. This year we have chosen the Marine Environmental Education Center, or better known as the MEEC, to be our beneficiary. The MEEC is a collaboration between Nova Southeastern University & Broward County. Their facility is held at a historic home that was donated by the Carpenter Family.
They have 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 Family pool into a sea turtle home 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, undergrad & masters, students are responsible for the care and maintenance of these beloved sea turtles and use the donation only admission’s’ to educate the public whenever possible.
With Fort Lauderdale being the number one most nested beach on the whole 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 already 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 all while helping save sea turtles of all kinds.