Euroturtle

Since its launch in 1997, EuroTurtle, has fostered links between conservation and environmental education and was the first educational online portal in Europe to be exclusively devoted to sea turtles in the Mediterranean. As a joint project between MEDASSET and King’s College (Taunton, UK), the primary objective of EuroTurtle is to increase awareness about the plight of sea turtles. The website covers sea turtle biology, distribution of the seven species of marine turtle and accurate identification keys, threats and conservation efforts.

We encourage educators, students, and individuals to visit EuroTurtle to learn more about sea turtles! We welcome comments and feedback.

EuroTurtle’s Environmental Education section, offers a number of curriculum-linked activities which have been designed to increase awareness about the conservation issues facing marine turtles. The activities are interactive, online and cross-curricula and all have been fully tested in an educational environment. The activities are obviously ‘turtle orientated’, although many of the issues raised apply to most other marine species.

Several awards and feedback from users clearly show that the website is successful in achieving its educational aims.EuroTurtle was redesigned in 2008.

Visit www.euroturtle.org

What people say about EuroTurtle

“I’ve now used the EuroTurtle site with two Year 7 groups. We used quiz 1 with the graphic identification key. Some found it quite difficult as they were mixed ability groups but I’m glad to say that almost all the pupils enjoyed the ‘experience’ and wanted to carry on in their own time. Most took ‘postcards’ home to colour in and send to you. I was especially pleased that many more of the limited pupils took the time to do this. I have included a number of letters written by pupils about their experience. Please remember that these are 12 year olds and many have not written letters too often.”- Dave Dupont
“I am a junior at Shaker High School in the United States. I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your website. I am in the midst of a project on the Olive Ridley turtle and your website was so informative and well organised that it helped out quite a bit. No other website that I visited was as detailed as yours. Thank you very much, you helped me a great deal.”- Nicole Roylance
“…I am currently working on an education and outreach project focusing on the conservation of the pacific leatherback turtles in our area. I have spent quite a bit of time on your website… it is very engaging…”- Carla Sbrocchi
“I am doing a report for school and I believe that of all the sea turtle web sites yours is absolutely the best. You make the information clear and concise. The visual aids provided are amazing. I also think that your methods of education extend beyond the normal flashcard type games and truly test critical thinking but in an enjoyable manner. Keep up the outstanding work!”- Tracy McFarlane
“EuroTurtle has been a treat to use! Many congratulations on such an easy to use and interesting informative site. The fun activities don’t lose sight of the real issues and keep the mind on task. Thank you for all your work, we feel sure it makes a real contribution to the conservation cause. All good wishes”- Barclay Family
  • Country Worldwide
  • Approach Education
  • Theme Sea Turtles & Habitats

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