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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Great Canadian Turtle Race

Follow the Great Canadian Turtle Race With Your Students This Fall
With swimming speeds of over nine kilometres per hour, leatherback seaturtles are no slow-moving turtles. Want to see them in action? Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Canadian Sea Turtle Network for the Great Canadian Turtle Race! This summer, scientists will tag female leatherback turtles off the coast of Nova Scotia and in early fall, the turtles will head out to their southern nesting beaches. Which of these endangered turtles will be first to haul up on a nesting beach? You and your class will have to follow along to find out! Sign up today to get the latest news on the turtles, pick one to cheer for, and get all sorts of information about this gentle giant!