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Virtual World Turtle Day

May 23, 2020


Are you looking for a fun-filled educational activity for your kids? Join us on a virtual field trip as we celebrate World Turtle Day on Saturday, May 23!

World Turtle Day was created by the American Tortoise Rescue Organization to help bring awareness about turtles across the globe so they can survive and thrive in their natural habitats. Each year, May 23rd is dedicated to turtles.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Turtle Day, the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games, the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC), the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) and The Painted Turtle have come together to create an engaging, interactive and educational VIRTUAL program that you can attend from the comfort of your own home! With the objective of raising awareness about the endangered turtles living in Niagara and within Ontario, there are many ways you can participate.

10:00 a.m. – Live Tour of the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre

Join us LIVE on Facebook or Instagram for a grand tour of the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre! Viewers will meet the turtle residents, and learn about the endangered species in Ontario!

2:00 p.m. – Turtle Habitats and Ecosystems with the NPCA

Tune in to our Facebook or Instagram for an educational turtle habitat and ecosystem session, led by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, where we’ll visit Ball’s Falls and Binbrook Lake without leaving the house! The session will conclude with a Turtle craft and a game called Roads & Rivers - a turtle-y awesome spin on the traditional game, Snakes & Ladders! Follow along by printing the PDF in advance, here:

POP QUIZ TIME! To shell-ebrate your newfound turtle knowledge, correctly answer POP quizzes based on topics discussed throughout the day! Keep an eye out on our Instagram Story and Facebook page to prove your turtle expertise! 

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