Turtle Travels

Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade. You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Play Turtle Migration in a giant board game. Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. See how shell shapes suit different lifestyles and habitats. Design a turtle-friendly housing development. Find out what a loggerhead sea turtle sees as it swims!

  • Designed for a family audience
  • Developed by EEC! (Environmental Exhibit Collaborative)
  • Funded by: Jane’s Trust and IMLS
  • Size: 1,200-1,500 sq. ft.
  • Flexible layout, easy moving and installation
  • Minimal storage required
  • Rental Fee: $13,500 for 3-1/2+ months
  • Shipping: 1 truck

  • Turtles and tortoises live in various habitats that are threatened by human activities, such as housing development and road construction.
  • By changing our behavior, we can help turtles and tortoises survive and migrate.
  • We can keep turtles and their eggs safe from predators by disposing of garbage properly.
  • You can help keep wild turtles and tortoises safe when you travel by recognizing and avoiding products made from these reptiles.
  • You can be a responsible pet owner.
  • Turtles and tortoises have various shell shapes and foot structures that are suited to their habitats.
  • Scientists can locate turtles by using radio telemetry equipment that they attach to turtles’ shells.

[Spring 2019: booked]
[Summer 2019: booked]
[Fall 2019: booked}

For availability beyond January 2020, Sharon Smallwood at(607) 272-0600 ×128.


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