Turtle Activities

Sea Turtles are air-breathing reptiles that migrate long distances between feeding areas and nesting beaches. The conservation and recovery of sea turtles requires cooperation and outreach to make sure these vulnerable animals survive. We encourage you to explore the biology and adaptations of sea turtles, their position in marine food webs and threats these animals face in our changing oceans, and we hope to recruit you as stewards to help us educate and lead our conservation efforts to help protect our four ESA species on the West Coast: The Leatherback (endangered), the Green sea turtle (endangered), Olive ridley sea turtle (endangered), and the Loggerhead sea turtle (threatened). We are looking to inspire classrooms and schools to help in our efforts to conserve these animals that have roamed our planet for millions of years.

Contact wcr.education@noaa.gov for questions, teacher trainings, or ways we can work together!

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