Therefore we ran Turtles at Two; a live-streaming online Facebook event each week. The event was cherished by so many kids and families that were isolating at home. It was an opportunity to learn about turtles and stay in touch with the turtle ambassadors at our centre.
Therefore, this winter we hope to run more online events for kids and we hope to make each event useful to parents too! That is why we are working hard to create new Turtle Curriculum with more interactive features and enhanced tools!
Soon you will be able to download, watch and teach all kinds of subjects from math to geography and science- and from junior grades all the way to secondary school! The Turtle Guardians Curriculum will include lesson plans, activity sheets, videos that support each lesson, and also a sharing platform to show off your work! Once launched we will also start biweekly Turtles at Two classes too!
All the curriculum uses turtles at the core of each subject - to direct your discovery! For instance, in math, we have designed exercises that are practical and meaningful. Can you tell us how many turtle hatchlings will likely reach adulthood in a 21 year period, and there are 13 turtles each laying an average of 84 eggs, with a survival rate is 0.06%? Or for Social Sciences, did you know that each turtle in North America has 13 scutes representing the 13 moons each year, and that Indigenous Peoples likened the turtle to a calendar- can you discuss what major events happen in each moon in your community? The lessons are also designed for inquiry-based learning, place-based learning and to generate deep discovery and dialogue.
We are so proud of our staff and partners who are supporting these efforts and look forward to sharing the tools with you!