Turtle Activities

Read more about Zoo Atlanta's Turtle Conservation Efforts
Are Atlantans Visiting Some of the World’s Last Turtles?
Ecological Restoration in the Galapagos
Health Assessment of Green Sea Turtles
More than 50 percent of turtle species worldwide, including a species right here in Georgia, are threatened with extinction. Around the world, people collect turtles from the wild for pets, food, jewelry and traditional Asian medicines.

It’s not too late! Home to over 25 percent of the world’s turtles, North America is a turtle hotspot. Zoo Atlanta has worked to conserve turtles and tortoises for more than 50 years. 

Year of the Turtle Activity and Crafts (PDFs)

Reading List

Pre-K: The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley
K-1: The Tortoise and The Hare by Aesop
2-3: Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
4-5: Lefty the Loggerhead Turtle by Hale Bremer
6-8: Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales by Margaret Baumann
9-12: Saving Sea Turtles: Extraordinary Stories from the Battle against Extinction by James R. Spotila