A Day in the Field: Sneak Peek into a work day of a Field Technician at the Adopt-A-Pond Program, by Devanshi Kukadia

I got this amazing opportunity to work as a Wetland Conservation Assistant at the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond (AAP) Wetland Conservation Programme in the summer of 2018. I am rightly calling it amazing because… Continue reading

Frogs in Peril by Matt Ellerbeck – Frog Conservationist 

Frog are in terrible trouble. Around 33% of all the world’s frog species are threatened with extinction. This includes several forms found here in Ontario. The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population (east and north… Continue reading

Snakes in First Nation Culture by Chevaun Toulouse

June is National Indigenous History Month. For every Thursday in June, our Turtle Island Conservation has been sharing interesting facts and insight on Facebook and the blog! Did you know that in First… Continue reading

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Aanii! Boozhoo! She:kon! Tansi! Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day from all of our staff at Turtle Island Conservation and Adopt-A-Pond! Turtle Island Conservation (TIC) is a subprogram of Adopt-A-Pond that works with First… Continue reading

World Turtle Weekend

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10am to 4pm Free with zoo admission Blanding’s turtle (Photo by Brennan Caverhill) May 23 is World Turtle Day, an annual day to “shellebrate” and protect turtles and tortoises… Continue reading

Snake model design: A co-op experience by Jessica Mackay

I am Jessica Mackay, a grade 12 student from Dunbarton High School. Since the start of the school year, I have been with the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Program at the Toronto Zoo for… Continue reading

Event: Spring Toad Festival

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (free with zoo admission) Americas Wetlands American toad (Photo by Chevaun Toulouse) Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of… Continue reading

New Blanding’s turtle exhibit open!

The Toronto Zoo along with Parks Canada, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) are proud to announce an… Continue reading

Ontario Amphibian and Reptile Field Research Techniques Workshop – Agenda

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  … Continue reading