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So far Ontario Turtle has created 12 blog entries.

June 2021

Education – the Greatest Superpower in the Fight to Protect Ontario’s Native Turtles

By |2021-06-30T09:49:25-04:00June 30th, 2021|Outreach|

I have a pretty cool job. My 9-5 (sometimes 12-8 depending on the day), is a little different than the average desk position. I spend my day recruiting new turtle troopers from all over the province to add to our growing club of turtle heroes. Now you’re probably wondering how I do that? [...]

May 2021

We’re Building Our Forever Home!

By |2021-05-06T21:24:59-04:00May 6th, 2021|News & Updates|

Spring 2021 Dear Friends and Supporters, We have some “turtle-y” amazing news to share! Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre is building its forever home! “Where Community and Conservation Connect”  Thanks to you, we have renovated two buildings at our new site; a 100-acre farm 10 minutes from our currently leased site. This was Phase 1 [...]

August 2019

May 2019

February 2019

Part 2: A Tale of Two Turtles!

By |2021-05-06T21:26:44-04:00February 13th, 2019|Outreach|

Meet Shellbie, a strikingly coloured Midland Painted turtle. The painted turtle is known for their colourful shell, especially the rim of the carapace.. It really does look like someone took a paint brush and added strokes of gold and red to adorn.  Adult painted turtles range from 4 to 6 inches long and the females [...]

January 2019

October 2018

We’re Beeutiful!

By |2021-05-06T21:27:32-04:00October 25th, 2018|News & Updates|

As part of Selwyn Township, we successfully applied for and received a Bee City Designation.  When you next visit our outdoor education centre, take a moment to enjoy our beautiful, healthy pollinator gardens consisting of native Ontario plants! Interested in becoming a Bee City?  Contact www.beecitycanada.org/become-a-bee-city.    

September 2018

Robyn Bell – Education Student

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00September 18th, 2018|Events, Kids, Outreach, Uncategorized|

Hello everyone! My name is Robyn Bell, and I am currently a second year Bachelor of Education student at Trent University in Peterborough. I began volunteering with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTTC), specifically their Education and Outreach program, as a part of my alternative practicum placement. I knew that the OTCC would be [...]

August 2018

How DO you Bring People to Love Snapping Turtles???

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00August 1st, 2018|Outreach, Uncategorized|

You don't, snapping turtles will do that for you! Seriously! My fascination with the snapping turtle began many years ago. I'd spot them floating with their carapace just breaking the surface of the water, catching rays of the sun. This helps to bring their body temperature up to that optimum, comfortable temperature needed for their [...]