World Wetlands Day 2008 -- United States
Molly B Sperduto, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Concord, New Hampshire, writes: "I just wanted to let you know that I did use the WWD turtle activity several weeks ago with a group of first graders at the Canterbury Elementary School in Canterbury, New Hampshire. I started by reading a children's book called Turtle Bay by Saviour Pirotta. The book is about an old man who teaches a young boy about the sea turtles that nest on the beaches near his home and how the turtles need clean beaches to lay their eggs. In the classroom the kids and I looked at a globe and identified the areas all around the world where sea turtles live.Then the kids colored and created their own turtles. I was amazed at what a good job they did with the coloring and cutting. I've attached a photo of our turtles along with the example ones! Thanks for developing such a great project."