Sea Turtles Everywhere!

A photo of a sea turtle in clear water with a sea blue background. Text reads "Sea Turtles Everywhere! With Carol McCoy, Master Naturalist and Sea Turtle Monitor." There is a photo of Carol McCoy below the turtle, and the Copperfish Books logo on the right.

Copperfish Books will host a free talk, touch, and craft event for children on Monday, August 2, 4-5 pm. Our guest speaker will be Carol McCoy, an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist and FWC-permitted sea turtle monitor. Carol will give a talk and show off a genuine sea turtle shell, and we’ll do a fun sea turtle craft. The kids will get refreshments and goody bags, too! This event is geared toward children in grades 1-4, but students and sea turtle enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

This event will be held inside Copperfish Books. For this event, we are requiring everyone (children and adults) to wear face masks inside the bookstore.

Space is limited and you must register to attend. 

RSVP online via Eventbrite here or call us at (941) 205-2560.

About Carol McCoy

Carol loves turtles of all kinds, especially sea turtles, and volunteers as an FWC-permitted sea turtle monitor with Coastal Wildlife Club. She is a member of the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN), International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS), and Gopher Tortoise Council, for which she is the outreach coordinator for SWFL. As an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist, Carol teaches others about Florida’s unique ecosystems and wildlife. Carol has traveled the world to see sea turtles and learn more about them.

Carol is a founding member of the Friends of Stump Pass (FOSP), a division of Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS). The all-volunteer group works to preserve nature and protect wildlife while connecting people to the unspoiled beauty of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Carol currently serves as its chairperson and leads the FOSP “Sea Turtles Everywhere!” program held twice monthly at Stump Pass Beach State Park during sea turtle nesting season.

Event address: 
212 W. Virginia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950