Join the slow and steady movement on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram May 23 – 27, 2022! #WildTurtleWeek is a collaborative initiative between the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to shell-e-brate all things related to turtles for one week, beginning on World Turtle Day on Monday May 23rd, 2022.
- Monday, May 23: Turtley Awesome: Why turtles are special
- Tuesday, May 24: Turtles Need Our Help: Threats turtles face
- Wednesday, May 25: Every Turtle Counts: Turtle populations can’t afford extra losses
- Thursday, May 26: Turtle Power: Turtles play important roles in their ecosystems
- Friday, May 27: Be a Good Turtle Neighbor: Everyone can play a role in helping turtles
Social Media Toolkit
Are you looking for ideas and/ or inspiration for posts? If so, check out our social media toolkit which includes sample posts you can copy and paste, photo sources, and more! Be sure to use our official #WildTurtleWeek hashtags and consider tagging PARC!
#WildTurtleWeek #EveryTurtleCounts #BuyInformed #KeepTurtlesWild #WorldTurtleDay
If you are looking for Facebook banners, Facebook turtle pledge posts, and other social media graphics, check out our #WildTurtleWeek Wakelet. Everything is free and available to download and share.
Need photos of turtles?! We have you covered! Check out our Flickr album with turtle photos to share. USFWS Flickr Gallery
Use these activities to teach students about threats to turtles, and how they can help:
- New! Turtle Activity Pack (2022)– An assortment of printable activities to learn about turtles.
- Save the bog turtle: Population game – Act as wildlife managers in charge of rare bog turtles.
- Where are the turtles? – Explore fluctuations in native turtle populations in response to threats.
- Turtle protector pledge – Commit to being a turtle protector.
- WILD at Schools: Turtle Troubles – Examine the largest and smallest turtles found in Maryland and the threats they face. Compare the life cycle of a land and a sea turtle, then explore different scenarios turtles face to survive through hands on activities before students suggest actions to take to help turtles. For Grades 3-5.
Find more educational activity ideas in Rhode Island’s Scales and Slimes activity kit.