Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall showcases the art and science of marine debris, plus chances to shop and support sea turtles

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is again partnering with The Gardens Mall to offer ocean lovers a fun, interactive afternoon at Marinelife Day 2017: The Art and Science of Marine Pollution on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free event, which takes place in the mall’s Grand Court, will feature interactive children’s labs, exhibits and activities that highlight Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s sea turtle and ocean conservation efforts, including Fun with Fletch (LMC’s mascot) Vet for a Day, Conservation Corner and much more.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center will announce science fair, art contest and Third Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest winners. Guests will also enjoy a luxury raffle featuring donations from The Gardens Mall.

For those needing an excuse to shop, The Gardens Mall will donate five percent of the day’s total logged shopping receipts from any store to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. All guests have to do is mention LMC when they show receipts at the Information Desk. Additional donations will be made from the following retail partners:

  • Athleta (10 a.m.-5 p.m.; five percent of sales)
  • Bloomingdale’s (All day; 10 percent of sales) (ask for copy of receipt to deposit in donation box)
  • Brio Tuscan Grille (Lunch; 10 percent of sales)
  • Brooks Brothers (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 10 percent of sales, plus 15 percent discount for customers)
  • Bunulu (All day; 20 percent of sales)
  • California Pizza Kitchen (All day; 20 percent of sales) (mention LMC to service staff)
  • J.McLaughlin (10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 15 percent of sales)
  • Jimmy Choo (10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 10 percent of sales)
  • Kendra Scott (11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 20 percent of sales)
  • Lilly Pulitzer (All day; 10 percent of sales)
  • Madewell (All day, five percent of sales)
  • Sam Edelman (All day; 10 percent of sales)
  • Tommy Bahama (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 10 percent of sales)
  • Tory Burch (All day; 10 percent of sales)

LMC would like to thank The Gardens Mall, PNC Bank, PurePoint Financial and Loggerhead Marina for sponsoring Marinelife Day. For more information, visit www.thegardensmall.com/events/loggerhead-marinelife-day.