Turtle presentations in spring 2018

In preparation for the 2018 turtle season, below is a list of presentations and a special event hosted by Think Turtle Conservation Initiative and other turtle partners.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT THE LIBRARIES

 

*HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES: This presentation will cover the perils turtles face on and off the road, what we can do to effectively help turtles and resources available to do so.

*TURTLELY SPEAKING: An hour of interesting and fun facts for kids about the eight species of Turtles that live in Ontario.

 

Presentation #1: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bancroft Public Library

Address: 14 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

 

Presentation #2: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES

Date: Thursday March 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Carlow/Mayo Public Library

Address: 124 Fort Stewart Road, RR#4, Bancroft

 

Presentation #3: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES

Date: Saturday March 31, 2018

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hastings Highlands Public Library

Address: 33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth

 

Presentation #5: TURTLEY SPEAKING

Date: Saturday April 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Carlow/Mayo Public Library

Address: 124 Fort Stewart Road, RR#4, Bancroft

 

Presentation #4: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES

Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bancroft Public Library

Address: 14 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

 

Presentation #6: TURTLEY SPEAKING

Date: Saturday April 21, 2018

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hastings Highlands Public Library

Address: 33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth

 

Note: Seating is limited at each of the library locations as per occupancy regulations so please contact thinkturtle@yahoo.com to reserve a seat. Thank you.

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PRESENTATIONS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

 

Presentation #1: TURTLE NEST PROTECTORS

Date: Wednesday April 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Faraday Community Centre

Address: 13 Lower Faraday Road, RR#3, Bancroft

Subject: This presentation will cover predation, turtle nest protectors and turtle friendly landscaping.

 

Presentation #2: TURTLES ON THE ROAD

Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Faraday Community Centre

Address: 13 Lower Faraday Road, RR#3, Bancroft

Subject: This presentation will cover helpful information for when you encounter turtles on the roads and other turtle topics.

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THE BANCROFT TURTLE FESTIVAL 2018

When: Saturday May 5, 2018

Where: Bancroft Fish & Game Club

27602 Highway 62, Bancroft

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Presentation #1: Ontario Nature

Subject: Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, reporting sightings and other subjects.

Presentor: Ed Poropat, Area Atlas Coordinator

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Website: www.ontarionature.org

Presentation #2: The Land Between & Turtle Guardians

Subject: The Turtle Guardian citizen science program and the Turtle Walk 2018.

Presentor: Leora Berman, TLB Chief Manager

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Website: www.thelandbetween.ca & www.turtleguardians.com

Presentation #3: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre

Subject: Identification of Ontario’s eight turtle species, the threats to Ontario’s turtles that are causing population declines, and a better understanding of what “species at risk” designation in Ontario means. It will also outline the work that the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre does to conserve Ontario’s turtles including, rehabilitation, education and research in the field.

Presentor: Wendy Baggs, OTCC Education Coordinator

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Website: www.ontarioturtle.ca

Food & Refreshments

Blazin’ Dogs will be set-up outside under a canopy in the club parking lot area. The menu includes; Sausage on a bun (Hot Italian, Polish, Honey Garlic and Bratwurst) and Hot Dogs (1/4 lb., jumbo and veggie) with all the fixin’s $5.00 each, bottled water and cold drinks $1.50 each. $1.00 from the sale of each hot dog and sausage on a bun will be donated to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre/Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

Baked Goods

There will be a bake table set-up with an assortment of delicious packaged baked goods for sale with all proceeds being donated to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre/Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

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An update regarding … TURTLE WALK 2018 – HELP SAVE ONTARIO’S TURTLES

The first annual Turtle Walk will be taking place during Saturday May 26th – Saturday June 2nd. This is the Strawberry Moon and considered to be the most active times for turtle nesting in Ontario. As part of the first annual Turtle Walk to raise money for the Turtle Trauma and Tunnel Campaign The Land Between has chosen the Bancroft area as one of the scheduled walk locations. Information about the selected route, date, time and additional details will be available in the coming weeks.

You can pre-register online at www.thelandbetween.ca and www.turtleguardians.com. Turtle Walk packages will be sent to participants and will include pledge sheets and posters. The websites will be updated with more information as well.

The Turtle Walk and Turtle Trauma/Tunnel Campaign is organized by The Land Between in partnership with the Trillium Lakeland’s District School Board, Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, Ontario Nature, Toronto Zoo and Eco-Kare International.

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Thank you for your care and concern about turtles. Any questions can be directed to thinkturtle@yahoo.com.

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