Kids are the future for Box Turtle conservation. With out new interest in Box Turtles, they are destined to disappear. All kids should be around and interact with Box Turtles because it’s these memories that will inspire an interest in conservation. Being able to grow up and interact with Box Turtles has led me to being an advocate for the safety and conservation of these creatures for most of my adult life; as my daughters interact with them, I hope the passion is ignited in them too.
One reason why we do live, hands-on presentations with groups is that it gives children who have never had a Box Turtle encounter the chance to experience them close up. We sponsor a “color the Box Turtle” contest twice a year. There are three categories. You can pick up a copy of our newsletter that contains the Box Turtle at any event that we are at or to print one off. “CLICK HERE” You do not need to be a kid, however, to color the Box Turtle. You only need a love for coloring and Box Turtles. We will place all submissions on this page.
Kids who grow up not learning about and interacting with Box Turtles can become the teens who torture Box Turtles for fun and the adults who run over them with a car for sport–or just the people who do not care if there is a world without Box Turtles.