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Melbourne Florida Local Community

Melbourne Florida Local CommunityMelbourne, Florida is definitely a tourist attraction.  For anyone who lives in the cold and frozen northern section of the US, the beautiful sunny beaches alone are worth the trip.  But as beautiful as they may be, the beaches may not necessarily hold the attention of member of the family for every day that you’re here.  So – for those days that you may want to do something just a little different from the surf and sand, here are a few suggestions.

For the animal lover:  Hop on by the zoo.  The Brevard zoo has more than 120 different animal exhibits.  You can feed some of the animals and can also ride the train or take a paddleboat or kayak ride.  If you get to the rhino exhibit at the right time and provided the rhinos cooperate, you can actually get up and close and personal to a real rhino!

For the adventurer: Treetop Trek is the way to go.  They have multiple zip line courses going over wetlands and alligators where you can zip from tree top to tree top.  They also have obstacles courses, bridges and tightropes and cater to all ages and inclinations, including the younger children and those who wish to stay closer to the ground! 

Extra note:  You can purchase a zip and zoo value ticket at a discounted price, which provides admission to both Treetop Trek and the Brevard zoo and can be used over a two day span.

For the culturally inclined: Check out the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, which is operated as a non-profit subsidiary of Eastern Florida State College.  In 1990, the King Center officially became a Florida state cultural institution.  The King center has a gleeful mixture of different types of performing art shows, including operas, jazz, dance, rock, lecture, comedy and more. 

For the sports lover:  The Space Coast Stadium, official home to the minor league baseball team Brevard County Manatees is the place to go.  Since 2005, the MLB team Washington Nationals have also used the Space Coast Stadium as its spring training home.  Tickets are available for a day of fun-filled day of baseball. 

For anyone who loves the beach:  If you want to be part of something that literally takes your breath away, head to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society. Learn more about these turtles and their unique egg-laying and nesting process.  During certain months, you may be able to take part in a sea turtle walk or nesting watch where you head to the beach and see this unique experience with your own eyes.  But – remember – no touching and no interfering!

Turtle Sanctuary Florida

Turtle Sanctuary FloridaDid you know that Florida is the most popular nesting site for Loggerhead Turtles in the Atlantic Ocean?  Over 67,000 Loggerhead sea turtle nests are discovered each year in our lovely Sunshine State.  Even though these turtles along with their cousins the Green turtles make so many nests on our beaches, very few turtle hatchlings survive to adulthood.  Predators, fishermen nets, and human pollution are contributing to the decline in sea turtle populations.  All sea turtles including Loggerhead and Green are now listed on the endangered species list.  This is why preservation societies across the world are working to save these beautiful docile creatures.

Our own Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) located on 111 South Miramar Avenue, near Melbourne Beach, actively volunteers their time and energy to save the turtles.  The society receives donations from involved members and visitors to the store.  If in the Melbourne beach area, the STPS is a neat place to bring the family.  The society has helpful volunteers on-site to answer any questions visitors many have on sea turtles.  Visitors can peruse the store and learn fun cool facts about turtles.  For instance, did you know that female turtles lay their eggs on the exact same beach they were born?  Female turtles instinctively remember the beach and migrate sometimes thousands of miles to reach that same beach to lay their eggs.  How cool is that? 

The store also displays true-to-scale replica models of sea turtles to give visitors an idea of how large sea turtles actually grow in the open ocean.  For visitors who wish to see sea turtles nesting, they can sign up for a STSP Turtle walk.  STSP has special permits to bring guided tour groups to areas where turtles are nesting.  Turtle walks are made available in the months of June and July during sea turtle nesting season in Brevard County.

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society depends heavily on their volunteers’ and members’ participation.  Visitors looking to become involved are encouraged to participate in upcoming events.  The next event scheduled is a Beach Clean-up on Saturday, April 6 at Coconut Point Park in Melbourne.