Dancing Turtle Environmental Education Programs
Dancing Turtle has created 45- to 90-minute fun and educational programs for kids, teens, and adults. These programs introduce you to the reptiles and amphibians we share our planet with and invite an active role in the conservation of our cold-blooded friends and their habitats. Each program encourages families to explore the outdoors and make irreplaceable memories.
Totally Turtles – Did you know that turtles can breathe through their butts? Get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of freshwater turtles and tortoises and their unique history and anatomy. Meet our ambassador turtles from the Adirondacks and beyond and find out what you can do to make sure we have turtles to love for generations to come.
Safety Squad Crossing Clinic – Every year, in late spring and early summer, freshwater turtles leave their lakes, rivers, and ponds to lay their eggs on land, and many are injured or killed when they cross roads. In this hands-on clinic, learn how to safely help a turtle across the road, plus what to do if you find an injured or dead turtle on the road. Our ambassador turtles will be on hand so you can practice.
Wild Wetlands – Grab your rubber boots and get ready to explore the freshwater ecosystems of ponds, marshes, bogs, and swamps. With an emphasis on reptiles and amphibians, discover the critters that make their homes in the wetlands, including salamanders, frogs, turtles, and snakes. Learn how conserving our wild wetlands and their biodiversity can help humans weather big storms and keep us healthy, too.
Herping in the ADK – Learn to identify the Adirondack Park’s native reptiles and amphibians and how to find them. Get some fun facts and safety tips, understand the important role they play in our environment, and learn how you can protect them. Then go find some herps!
Contact us to bring one of our programs to your school, meeting, or nature center.