October 2018

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

The Little Things in Field Work

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00August 28th, 2018|Research, Tracking, Uncategorized|

There are many things that can go wrong and tamper with our day, things that can make getting through a day a lot harder than it needs to be. And, sometimes, there are what we like to call “The Little Things”. These are the things that help bring a smile to our face after [...]

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 [...]

July 2018

The Wetlands we Track and Travel Through

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00July 25th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized|

The quaking bog, my favourite type of wetland to work in. It ripples when stepped on as a soft Sphagnum layer starts to sink underfoot. This is a landscape of moss, pitcher plants, shrubs and cotton grass fields; darted with stunted tamaracks. Deep channels have been carved around the edges the bog as it shifts [...]

From Volunteer to Field Work

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00July 25th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized|

Weighing a snapping turtle - summer, 2010 Almost a decade ago, while studying at Fleming College, one of my classmates talked a lot about an organization she volunteered for that focused on the rehabilitation of native turtles. The organization was then called Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre and had recently moved to a location [...]

July 2016

Turtles at Twilight Movie Night

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00July 27th, 2016|Past Events, Uncategorized|

Join us Thursday July 21st for KTTC's first ever outdoor movie night featuring the animated new release, Zootopia! Drop in from 8 to 9 pm to tour our visitor center, meet our education turtles and have all your turtlely questions answered. The movie will be starting at 9 pm in our backyard outdoor education center, [...]

Tracking Those Smiling Faces – Megan Miller 2016

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-04:00July 15th, 2016|Tracking, Uncategorized|

June 30, 2016 By: Megan Miller - Lead Field Technician OTCC So I landed my summer dream job this year. For the past month I've been tracking Blandings turtles for a headstart program with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (formally known as the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre). I've been volunteering with this nonprofit for a [...]

May 2016