- a Mediterranean Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation
web site for Science and Education is a result of collaboration
between King’s College, Taunton and MEDASSET- The
Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles.
its launch in 1997, EuroTurtle has fostered linkages between
conservation and environmental education and the first
in Europe to be exclusively devoted to sea turtles in
The site is packed with high quality information, graphics,
photographs, work sheets, diagrams and scientific data.
Most activities are interactive, on-line and cross-curricula
and all have been fully tested in an educational environment.
The activities are ‘turtle-orientated', although
many of the issues raised apply to most other endangered
The conservation component of EuroTurtle provides a rich
resource for extending educational activities and giving
an in-depth insight into the threats
sea turtles today. The website covers sea turtle biology;
distribution of the seven species of marine turtle; threats;
conservation efforts as well as accurate identification
Also included is a comprehensive sea turtle glossary,
‘Suzy’s’ Frequently Asked Questions
and links to relevant conventions, environmental organizations
and sites. EuroTurtle is also a portal for UK Turtle Code,
a code for reporting marine turtle sightings in the UK.
Awards and emails from users clearly show that the website
has achieved its educational aims; with great international
What people say about EuroTurtle
Every effort has been made to contact copyright owners. If any
have been inadvertently overlooked, the website administrators
will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first
opportunity. Contact medasset (at) medasset (dot) org
Copyright 2008, EuroTurtle All Rights Reserved. Permission is
granted by EuroTurtle for classroom supervisors/teachers and
students to make reprographic copies of worksheets for noncommercial
use. This permission does not extend to copying for promotional
purposes, creating new collective works, or resale.
is a short selection of e-mails sent to us by EuroTurtle visitors:
website] 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"
8 June 2003
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
27 November 2002
am currently working on an education and outreach project focussing
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..."
30 July 2002
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.
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."
Mill Chase School, Hampshire
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