Turtles have been around for over 200 million years – and continue to intrigue and fascinate children and adults! There are 327 known species of turtle alive today, many of them on the endangered animals list. Learning about turtles and why they are becoming endangered can be a great way for children to become involved in environmental/ecological work as part of being a ‘Steward of the Earth’.
Turtles provide the catalyst for many great activities. In this Unit children explore how:
- Turtle shells have been used in many cultures for decoration and musical instruments
- The designs on a turtle shell inspires other mosaic designs and patterns
- The different habitats where turtles live