Sept. Seminar: Brevard County Sea Turtles

An MRC Lunch & Learn Zoom Seminar

September 6, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn about the sea turtle species that commonly nest on Brevard County beaches, the threats that they face, and how you can help them. See below for video from this event.

The Marine Resources Council is pleased to partner with Sea Turtle Preservation Society to host this Lunch & Learn Seminar, presented by Dan Schaller, Director of Stranding and Salvage Activities.

The Presentation Features

  • The species of turtles that commonly nest on Brevard’s beaches and the threats they face,
  • The work of Sea Turtle Preservation Society, and
  • How you can help our local sea turtles survive.

This overview is presented by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, a local non-profit, who for more than 35 years has worked to protect sea turtles and their habitat in Brevard County. STPS members are volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts, not only directly to the sea turtles, but also with an emphasis on educating the public, and fundraising to provide programs to help out our local sea turtles. We will discuss the sea turtle species that commonly nest on Brevard County beaches, the threats that they face, what STPS does, and how you can help STPS fulfill its mission to help sea turtles survive.

Dan Schaller, Director of Stranding and Salvage Activities, Sea Turtle Preservation Society

About Our Presenter

Dan Schaller is a 30-year active duty Marine Corps retiree who moved with his wife to the area in 2017 to help sea turtles survive while enjoying retirement life in Florida. As a volunteer, he manages the Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) rescue and salvage team of two dozen STPS volunteers. The team conducts the majority of the sea turtle stranding and salvage operations throughout Brevard County under marine turtle permit authority from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Dan is also active as a permitted volunteer with sea turtle nest surveys and evaluations, and as a board member for STPS.


MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.