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Asante Society

Saving Sea Turtles

From Galveston to the Galapagos Islands, your support as an Asante member is helping to save wild sea turtles. Join us online on February 11 to hear directly from experts working to protect these amazing animals!

February 11

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

To join, please register below and be sure to bookmark this page!


All registrants will be entered to win an invite to a sea turtle release! The winner will be drawn during the livestream.


Galapagos tortoise feeding

Zoo updates from Lee Ehmke, CEO

Panel discussion with sea turtle-saving experts

Questions & Answers
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Lady Marquez

Lady Marquez is a conservationist protecting sea turtles and educating the next generation of conservation leaders. She was born and raised in Galapagos and has been a part of the Zoo’s conservation partner family for the past 8 years.

Dr. Joe Flanagan

Senior Veterinarian Dr. Joe has more than 30 years’ experience leading the Houston Zoo’s sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation program.

sea turtle rescue flight in galveston

Cody Macon

Cody is a zookeeper at the Zoo’s sea turtle facility in Galveston. In his role, he cares for sick and injured sea turtles and helps release them back into the wild.

Renee Bumpus


Renee Bumpus has worked in wildlife conservation for over two decades. As the Senior Director of Wildlife Conservation Programs for the Zoo, she works closely with our staff and global conservation partners to save species from extinction.