World Turtle Day is celebrated on May 23 of every year. The World Turtle Day promoted yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue which is to bring attention to increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, that inspire human action to help them survive and succeed.World Turtle Day is celebrated around the spheroid in a variation of ways, from dressing up as turtles also by wearing green summer dresses to saving turtles caught on roadways, to research projects. Turtle Day lesson plans and craft designs promote teaching about turtles in classrooms. World Turtle Day is also to celebrate the great reptiles with their place in the world, and this encourages people to take action to protect them, both the common pet turtle and the ever jeopardized sea turtle.
“World Turtle Day is an annual opportunity to reflect on the myriad of threats facing turtles and tortoises and what we can do to protect them.”
History of World Turtle Day
World Turtle Day was created by American Tortoise Rescue in 1990. The term “WORLD TURTLE DAY” is branded by Susan Tellem of Malibu, California American Tortoise Rescue is certified by state and federal companies as a nonprofit corporation to provide for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. Orphans that cannot affirm because of ill health remain in the care of American Tortoise Rescue for the balance of their lives. Chase’s Book of Annual Events, the day was created as an annual observance to help people to protect turtles and tortoises and to disappear their habitats globally. Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson are the founders of the rescue American Tortoise Rescue defend the humane treatment of all animals, containing reptiles. Since 1990, ATR has placed about 3,000 tortoises and turtles in caring homes and also assist law enforcement when undersize and compromised turtles are impounded and provides helpful information which has referrals to persons with sick and abandoned turtles.
In 2013, For over 5,500 students, 160 free Turtle Day Lesson planned and teaching materials were sent out to classrooms. Lesson plans were provided by the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group, an organization that is open to all people interested in the welfare of chelonians.
Other Celebrations on May 23
May 23 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate World Turtle Day
Celebrate the World Turtle Day around the spheroid in contrast of ways, from dressing up as turtles by wearing green summer dresses to rescuing turtles caught on roadways, to research projects. They’re the astonishing creature, with positive grades making great pets and helping to preserve the eco-system in the waters they live in. Also if we live where snapping turtles haunt the waters, it’s probably a good idea that people know how to withdraw them and where to find them. You can take photos with Turtle and share in social media’s by using the hashtag #WorldTurtleDay.