Saving Sea Turtles is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Resources For Teachers

This section contains educational materials and data covering topics in Biology, Conservation, Geography, Earth Science & Mathematics that can be used with Tour de Turtles.

Register to download the Sea Turtle Migration-Tracking Educator’s Guide & Lesson Modules (Registration is through the Sea Turtle Conservancy website.)

STC’s Special Classroom Adopt-A-Turtle Offer

Earth Day Science Symposium – Sea Turtles – EDSS challenges students to become experts on sea turtles by analyzing data and explaining research to their peers

The Biology and Plight of the Leatherback – CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature in the Costa Rican Environment), Pennsylvania State University

Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation from Nest to Ocean – CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature in the Costa Rican Environment), Pennsylvania State University

Sea Turtle Biology Flash Presentations – A set of Flash Slideshows covering basic sea turtle information and facts about each sea turtles species. Each flash presentation can be downloaded for educational use.

Coordinate Graphing Activity (PDF) Developed by Debra McGinn

List of activities, by subject, based on satellite tracking sea turtles

Specifically For Elementary School

A Brief Unit on Sea Turtles (PDF) Grades 2 & 3. Developed by Cathy Payne

Plotting and Prediction: Track Sea Turtles and Predict Their Routes (PDF) for Grade 5 (Easily adapted for Middle and High School). Developed by Cathy Payne

Cause and Effect – Human Impact on Sea Turtle Populations: Plastic Bags (PDF) for Grades 5-8. Developed by Cathy Payne

Specifically For Middle and High School

Sea Turtle Science (PDF) A research-based middle and high school classroom resource. Created by The Bridge, it correlates to the National Science Education standards

Tour de Turtles: It’s a Race for Survival! (PDF) for Grades 6 – 8. Developed by Gayle Evans
Download the Race for Survival PowerPoint Presentation

Cause and Effect – Human Impact on Sea Turtle Populations: Plastic Bags (PDF) for Grades 6-12. Developed by Gayle Evans.

Tides of Change… (PDF) for Grades 10 – 12 (Can be adapted for upper Elementary and Middle School). Developed by Gayle Evans.