Watch Episode Three: Turtles
Inside the Episode
Episode Three of Untamed focuses on a variety of turtle species and the challenges they face in the wild. In this episode, Wildlife Center staff members discuss the causes of admission for both terrestrial and aquatic turtles, including vehicle collisions, swallowing fish hooks, pesticides, and more. The Center's hospital director describes how these injuries are treated, and our host Ed Clark reviews how humans can change their behavior to help turtles.
Read the stories of the turtles featured inside this episode!
Learn more about the people in the episode
Sponsor Wilson the Woodland Box Turtle or Emma, our education Russian Tortoise, through the Center's Caring for Critters sponsorship program.
Want to learn more about sea turtles? We recommend Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina, a book that's been featured in our online Wildlife Book Club!
Love turtles? Purchase a turtle puppet in our online shop!
Interested in learning more about turtle anatomy? Check out labeled radiographs of patients at the Center.
Celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23 -- this year, and every year!
Check out our Turtles playlist on YouTube!
- Tips for Helping Turtles
- Fishing Tackle: Threats to Wildlife
- Learn more about the Effects of Relocation on Movements and Home Ranges of Eastern Box Turtles.
- Learn more about which species of turtles are treated at the Wildlife Center (including some not shown during the episode).
- Live in Virginia? Report any box turtles you see here!
- Read the Center's publication on Relationships among aural abscesses, organochlorine compounds, and vitamin A in free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) by former veterinary director Dr. Jonathan Sleeman.
Want to learn more about turtles in Virginia? Visit the Virginia Herpetological Society.
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing.
- Untamed Watch-along Worksheet: Turtles (best-suited for grades 5 and up)
- What's for Dinner? Turtle Activity (best-suited for grades K-2)
- The Center offers Skype in the Classroom programs to teachers around the world; schedule a "Turtle Time" program for your class through the Microsoft Education system.
Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for more turtle information? Email us at email@example.com