Endangered Sea Turtle Rescue & Recovery

Turtle Patrol Training Schedule

The Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery has announced the upcoming training dates for annual nesting and stranded sea turtle training. All individuals associated with Texas sea turtle nesting and stranding programs must register for one Virtual Classroom (VC) Session, which will be delivered via Microsoft Teams Webinar. Registration will be limited to 200 individuals per session.

Each Session will be divided into three parts:
  • I. City, county, and beach maintenance workers, law enforcement, border patrol, lifeguards, patrollers, volunteers, and responders must attend one Classroom Session from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • II. Volunteers, patrollers, and responders registered with Texas sea turtle programs must attend one Classroom Session from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • III. Volunteers registered with Padre Island National Seashore must attend one entire Classroom Session from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
To register and receive more information (including further clarification of which parts of the Classroom Training you are required to attend), please contact us by email at: pais_seaturtlevolunteer@nps.gov or by phone at: 361-949-8173, ext. 268

VC Session 1—Sat 12 February 2022, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
VC  Session 2—Thu 17 February 2022, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
VC  Session 3—Wed 2 March 2022, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
VC  Session 4—Sat 19 March 2022, Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

To be announced soon: upcoming UTV Safety Orientation training dates for individuals who plan to patrol with the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Program at Padre Island National Seashore.
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