Community Programs

Zoe’s Underwater Adventure

The Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island was home to Zoe, the logger head sea turtle.  She was released back to the ocean on September 30, 2017 and since then, she’s been exploring her new surroundings.  We raised over $2,000 towards her satellite tracker to see where she goes from here. Visit to track her process and be sure to also follow us on Facebook for more updates.

Zoe was rescued five years ago as a straggler.  As an ambassador for sea turtle conservation with the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program, Zoe made friends with over 40,000 people.  Her satellite tracker was mounted to her shell so not only can we follow her ocean journey, but will also provide scientists with an increased understanding of sea turtles and the threats they face.

Please help support Zoe’s Journey.  Donate today and help us see where she goes next. Please be sure to select Burton 4-H Center: Zoe’s Underwater Adventure.



Burton 4-H Center is pleased to offer an Adopt-an-Animal Program, designed to help alleviate the cost of care and maintenance for our animals. While our love for the animals is infinite, our budget is not! Your donation will help supplement the already top-notch care they receive.

Adoption packages come with the following:

  • an official certificate announcing adoption
  • a full color information sheet loaded with fun facts about your animal
  • your name featured on our website under “Proud Parents

Adoptable animals are listed below:

Discovery Tanks

Discovery Tank 1, 2 or 3: $10 each

All 3 Discovery Tanks: $25

Snakes: $10 for one or $15 for two

“Apollo” Yellow Rat Snake

“Popcorn” Corn Snake

“Cleo” Midland Water Snake

“Neptune” Southern Banded Water Snake

“George” Eastern Rat Snake

“Cobb” Corn Snake

“Tweak” Yellow Rat Snake

“Monty” Ball Python

“Versace” Puebloan Milk Snake

Turtles: $15 for one or $25 for two

“Cupid” Diamondback Terrapin

“Luna” Diamondback Terrapin

“Snorkel” Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle

“Shoebox” male Box Turtle

“Big Mama” female Box Turtle

“Wilfred” Gopher Tortoise

“Frank” Florida River Cooter

American Alligator: $20

“Captain Crunch”

Loggerhead Sea Turtle: $50


Adopt-an-Animal Registration Form

Proud Parents

From Birmingham Falls Elementary School:
Ms. Jaden Childree adopted “Zoe” and “Monty”
Ms. Beckmann’s class adopted our horseshoe crab
Mrs. Parry and Mrs. Anton’s class adopted our diamondback terrapin
Mrs. Donnellan’s class adopted our eastern box turtle
Ms. Jett and Ms. Greene’s class adopted our corn snake
Ms. McDonald’s class adopted our gopher tortoise
Ms. Ryan’s class adopted our American alligator