To Report a Dead
or Injured Sea Turtle
Call 1-800-922-5431

Lights Out Bumper Sticker
SC Sea Turtle License Plate

Educational Materials


SCDNR Publications

Sea Turtle Sea Science Publication (web page)
Sea Turtle Sea Science Publication (pdf for print)
Sea Turtle State of the Resource (pdf for print)

Curricula

Sea Grant Teacher Training Program - a teaching exercise to instruct children (K-12) about loggerhead demographics and mortality has been developed and made available at national marine educators training sessions and on the VIMS Sea Grant Website “The Bridge” [http://www.vims.edu/bridge].

Project Oceanica has produced an educational website titled "Loggerhead Lessons: A Web-Based Educational Resource." It is a wonderful tool for teachers, students and others who want to learn anything about Loggerhead turtles. It contains photos of the turtles and their nest sites, photo documentaries on their life history and management, a dichotomous identification key, standards-based activities for middle school teachers, and more! http://oceanica.cofc.edu/LoggerheadLessons/LoggerheadHome.htm

Mote Marine Laboratory offers marine science programs via SeaTrek distance learning using interactive videoconferencing technology. With each of our programs, we develop content units that teachers can use in the classroom. To access our content units, please go to our website, www.seatrek.org, click on “Programs” and you will see all we have to offer. To access the content units, such as SEA TURTLES, simply click on the icon of the program you are interested in and it will take you to the program page.

Contact Margaret Olsen at olsen@uga.edu for loads of contacts and sources of k-12 sea turtle curriculum.  She and other members of the Georgia Association of Marine Education (GAME) authored a whole curriculum on marine science, one portion of which was all sea turtles.

For older children, NOAA has a sea turtle anatomy guide (in color, maybe too detailed for some) that is mostly for people that are doing stranding work etc., but may be an appreciated addition to a high school anatomy class. The CD is available from Lisa Belskis <Lisa.Belskis@noaa.gov> and it is a cd that can be copied and sent out with no copyright worries.

Caribbean Conservation Corporation: http://www.cccturtle.org/turtletides.php

Project Wild Turtles Hurdles and Sea Turtles International

http://www.grupotortuguero.org/
http://www.seaturtle.org/links/Education/
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/naturalresource.html
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/nrschool/index.html
http://screelkids.dnr.sc.gov/
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/discovery/index.html
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/lwc/conservation/carolinacoastaladventure.htm
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/education.html
http://www.wildwoodfamily.com/
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/education/

Download These Resources

Sea Turtle Coloring Book (1 MB)
Sea Turtle Board Game
Sea Turtle Game Instructions
Hatchling Havoc Activity
Sea Turtle Educators Handbook (6 MB)
Activity Guide (2 MB)
Sea Turtle Game

Field Excursions

SC Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program
Kiawah Island Nature Center  
Hilton Head Coastal Discovery Museum Sea Turtle Walks
Hunting Island State Park Interpretive Center
Edisto Beach State Park Interpretive Center
Huntington Beach State Park Interpretive Center
Coastal Expeditions
Barrier Island Ecotours
Botany Bay Plantation
Dolphin Watching on Hilton Head
Edisto Island Serpentarium
North Carolina Sea Turtle Hospital
Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Books

The Windward Road, Archie Carr
So Excellent a Fishe, Archie Carr
Voyage of the Turtle, Carl Safina
Sea Turtles, the Watchers Guide, Timothy O’Keefe
Turtle Tracks, Sally Harman Plowden
Turtles in my Sandbox, Jennifer Keats Curtis
Carolina’s Story, Donna Rathmell
Decline of the Sea Turtles, Causes and Prevention, National Research Council
Chelonia, Return of the Sea Turtle
State of the Worlds Turtles  I, II, III publications: http://www.seaturtlestatus.org/team/toolkit
Sea Turtles, An Ecological Guide, Gulko and Eckert

Videos

Journey of the Loggerhead, Environmental Media
Last Journey for the Leatherback
Sea Turtle Ladies of Charleston County, SCETV


Some of the files above are in the Adobe PDF file format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.

Get Adobe Reader