The Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy’s mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Bald Head, Middle and Bluff Islands, all of which are bounded by the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Conservancy sponsors and facilitates scientific research that benefits coastal communities and provides numerous recreational and educational activities to the public. In coordination with various organizations, partnerships and collaborations, the Conservancy has led the nation in conservation and research efforts and is uniquely poised to become a leader in Barrier Island Conservation world-wide.
Fostering Community-Based Barrier Island Conservation, Education, and Preservation.
Bald Head Island and Coastal Communities Live in Harmony with Nature.
Sea Turtle Intern
May 2019 - September 2019
Bald Head Island, NC
“I liked getting hands on experience with nesting sea turtles and, later in the season, the babies. It is a great opportunity to work with an endangered species while experiencing the night life where you will see the Milky Way, shooting stars, and bio-luminescence in the waves or on the sand. You might even get to see the bio-luminescence on the sea turtle's shells.”