- Sea Turtle and Conservation Books
- Sea Turtle Information & Lesson Plans. Many of these sites have accredited lesson plans for K-12.
- Endangered Species Resources
- Global Warming: effects on sea turtles, oceans and beaches
- General Resources
- Interactive Quizzes & Games.
*There is a modified version of these resources on our Kid-Friendly Resource page.
Reading is Fundamental Story Sampler:
An excellent resource created on a book-based thematic approach for ages 5-12. The site offers suggestions for sea turtle stories exploring pre-activities, hands-on activities and community action.
Sea World provides a list of books for young readers:
Printable poem, “The Turtle Tale”
Sea Turtle, Inc has a list of books for all ages http://www.seaturtleinc.com/store/books.html
NOAA has a free online book in English and Hawaiian: http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/books/seaturtles/seatur1.htm
Ocean Conservancy http://www.oceanconservancy.org/site/
PageServer?pagename=fw_turtles has a free download (34 Pages) English/Spanish coloring book with detailed turtle facts and conservation practices.
Academic Kids (for older kids)has general information on sea turtles. Embedded within the text is relevant vocabulary that links directly to a definition. http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/
Bridge has many links that relate to ocean and marine life topics and lesson plans for K-12 http://www.vims.edu/bridge/
Bridge, in conjunction with Marine-education http://www.marine-ed.org/bridge/survivor.pdf, designed as a “Middle and High School Classroom Resource” has National Science Education Correlation Standards, along with “Survivor” sea turtle learning activities.
The Caribbean Conservation Corporation has been teaching the world about sea turtles for many years and provides many sea turtle facts and photos http://www.cccturtle.org/turtletides.php and a free online educational guide on sea turtle migration and satellite tracking.
Cornish, Jim, “Elementary Themes” featured in Classroom Connect http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/st_tur&tor.htm is a Sea Turtle resource for elementary teachers with links for lessons, themes, and activities.
Conservation International provides many resources and also works with State of the World’s Sea Turtles (S.W.O.T ) to publish scientific turtle data from around the world: http://www.conservation.org/
The Great Turtle Race is a fun site that focuses the Leatherback sea turtle with interactive games, lesson plans, vocabulary and educational resources. For class K-5 see http://turtlerace.eirc.org/website/Introduction/K~5.html.
Geocities provides some hands-on activities:
National Geographic offers free teacher lessons and material
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ & specific lessons on Leatherbacks: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
National Marine Fisheries Service: “The Kid’s Time” has information on all species of sea turtles
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association NOAA has wonderful resources for all videos and materials about the ocean http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html
Accredited lesson plan for grades 2-8 focusing on the threats hatchling turtles face and survival of the species: “Endangered Marine Turtles” with game, “The Race”
Ocean Live http://www.oceanslive.org/portal/ has videos about the ocean. To find a video of the Loggerhead sea turtle look under archived videos.
PBS offers lessons plans prepared for different age groups. PBS movie Voyage of the Lonely Turtle complements these lessons http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/turtles/educators_lesson1.html
Save the Turtles, Inc www.saveturtles.org (yes, this is us) and we have great photos, sea turtle information and our education global connection.
San Diego Zoo: Activities for grades 6-9 learn about bio-diversity, saving energy and ecological footprint. http://www.sandiegozoo.org/teachers/images/
This link defines the difference between turtle, tortoise and terrapin:
Sea Turtle, Inc is an interactive site in Spanish/ English, and you can click on a turtle species and learn more information
Sea Turtle Organization: Great resource for turtle information, the Marine News letter, information on the Annual Turtle Symposiums, and a wonderful image library: http://www.seaturtle.org/
Sea Turtle Restoration Project is a rich and diverse website, full of political action for conservation, as well as a lesson plans, free educational fact sheets and suggested readings: http://www.seaturtles.org/edu_materials.cfm
Sea Turtle Webquest provides many links and sea turtle information. Scavenger hunt (can be geared to higher grade levels) http://www.suttonschools.net/teachers/watts/index.htm
University of South Florida & Florida Marine Research Institute: “Project Oceanography” http://www.marine.usf.edu/pjocean/packets/f02/f02u1.pdf has sea turtle lessons with objectives across the curriculum. Advanced levels:(science and math)
National Geographic: Accredited lesson plan on Endangered Species (offers K-12) http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g35/
U.S. Fish and Wildlife: Endangered Species Program: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources: http://www.iucnredlist.org/
CLN http://www.cln.org/themes/endangered.html offers many themes and lessons plans.
World Wildlife: http://www.worldwildlife.org/endangered/
Environmental Protection Agency: http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/coastal/SLRLandUse.html
National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Seed Magazine: http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/09/
National Wildlife Magazine: http://www.nwf.org/nationalwildlife/
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/seamonsters/
timeline/#introduction has a wonderful interactive time line: This is a fabulous site, bringing students into the different time periods and allows them to view animals in 3D!
Division of Fish and Wildlife…Government of the Virgin Islands: Excellent graphic which can be enlarged to show sea turtle anatomy such as scutes, carapace, prefrontal scales, etc. “Identification Key of Sea Turtles of Americas”
Extinction resources: Photos and information
Conservation International http://www.conservation.org/FMG/Articles/Pages/01180802.aspx explores the problems sea turrles face due to plastic debris.
NOAA has fantastic, amazing interactive games on many levels to learn about sea turtles' survival. http://games.noaa.gov/seaturtle/
Save the Turtles, Inc. (our website) has some cool hangman interactive, fun games (includes vocabulary/definitions necessary to win). Also on site is a puzzle. http://www.costaricaturtles.org/costa_new_kidGames.html
Caribbean Conservation Corporation:
Games & Quizzes: http://www.cccturtle.org/turtletides.php?page=games
National Geographic: “Turtles in Trouble” illustrates the threats to sea turtle survival http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/9911/
Euroturtle demonstrates the cycle of life, and the threats sea turtles face: http://www.euroturtle.org/game/eduadv.htm
; interactive tool for learning biology of the turtle: http://www.euroturtle.org/clickt/clickt.htm
; game whereby you can choose what happens next with the sea turtles:: http://www.euroturtle.org/game/
Sea World: “A Calculating Turtle Tale” Use your calculator to complete this turtle story!