Downtown at the Gardens and Loggerhead Marinelife Center Partner for World Oceans Month

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DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS MAKES A SPLASH WITH LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER
Partnership promotes healthier and cleaner oceans during June’s World Oceans Month

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) – Downtown at the Gardens will be partnering with Loggerhead Marinelife Center for June’s World Oceans Month, which spotlights the major role oceans have in everyday life. During the month, the nonprofit organization will have a “Pop-Up” space at Downtown, located along the Boulevard next to Hibiscus Beach Kids, that will hold special events and programming to educate the public on threatened and endangered sea turtles as well as the impact of human actions on the ocean.

“Philanthropy and giving back to the community are extremely important to Downtown at the Gardens and ShopCore Properties,” said Erin Devlin, Shopping Center Marketing Manager for ShopCore Properties – owner/managing entity for Downtown at the Gardens. “This month-long partnership with Loggerhead Marinelife Center will not only have educational and fun activities for the entire family, but it will also bring awareness to endangered sea turtles as well as promoting conservation of our oceans’ ecosystems.”

Some of the month’s activities include Breakfast and Dinner with Fletch, Junior Sea Turtle Rescue Class, Story Time, painting classes and more (full calendar listed below the release). In addition, there will be an ongoing Pier Photo Contest Display LIVE on Facebook in the pop-up area and winners will be announced at the World Oceans Day event on June 8, which includes all day activities, interactive exhibits, marine debris sorting station and more. Downtown at the Gardens will also be donating 10 percent of the month’s carousel proceeds to Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

“Just like our world’s oceans connect our continents, Downtown at the Gardens serves as vibrant community ecosystem connecting, entertaining and engaging guests,” said Jack Lighton, President and CEO of Loggerhead Marinelife Center. “We are proud to partner with Downtown to celebrate a month-long partnership and look forward to the educational outcomes from this great event!”

For more information or to reserve your spot for any of June’s special events/programming with Loggerhead Marinelife Center, please call 561.727.2640 or visit downtownatthegardens.com/events.

Downtown at the Gardens is a lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, just east of I-95, featuring a unique collection of shops and restaurants, including Whole Foods, Cobb 16 Theaters, Yard House and many more. Accented by an abundance of signature events, pet friendly atmosphere, family centric experiences, and so much more, Downtown at the Gardens is a favorite in Palm Beach Gardens. The stylish venue, conveniently located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm Beach and Jupiter, features a collection of local boutiques and dining options sure to please any palate. Downtown at the Gardens is owned and managed by ShopCore Properties and is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, please visit downtownatthegardens.com.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with over 90 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.