These Crazy Cute Baby Turtles Want Their Lake Back

Western pond turtles struggle to survive in areas with high pollution and invasive species. The video highlights how zoos help the turtles. and demonstrates a partnership between zoos and the environment around them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Find out if a local zoo is helping western pond turtles and go visit them
  • Discuss the struggle of helping animal populations and keeping natural areas for them
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits when studying pollution, turtles, and human influence on the environment

  • Includes closed captioning for the benefit of visual learners
  • Provides a full written transcript for those without Internet access

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