The Orlando Science Center honored a renowned turtle and tortoise authority Friday night at their 'Inspiring Innovation' fundraiser.
People and reptiles alike gathered at the Orlando Science Center’s "Inspiring Innovation" gala Friday, Oct. 13. The event honored Doctor Peter Pritchard, a celebrated turtle and tortoise expert, for his lifelong work in the field.
Guests bid on tortoise artwork as a pair of the titular reptiles - Diesel and Alice - walked among the crowds. The money raised went towards the Orlando Science Center and the Chelonian Research Institute in Oviedo, not to mention towards a new science center program initiative named after Pritchard himself.