Turtle Tuesday was Tremendous


Wow. We did it folks. We packed the room. I have been waiting for this moment since August and finally it has come. What fun!

After a song, the tortoise yoga pose, finger play and general frivolity we examined hexagons and looked at patterns on turtle shells.
turtle hex

We visited with Charley the box turtle, and Ezmerelda the gopher tortoise and learned a little bit about their habits. It was a fun class. The room was packed, but our friendships grew.

Next week’s Toddler Tuesday’s theme is Right Whales. The Right Whales are back in Georgia having their offspring, so I figured we should learn about them.

If we have a crowd like this past Tuesday I am going to offer two times the following week; and, will make that announcement in class. Regardless, there will be plenty of room next week because we will be either outside, or on the side porch; as we size up our whale friends. Hope y’all come back! You don’t want to miss this next class, because a right whale is coming to Oatland Island. Shylah, the whale is on his way. Hope to see you all here!

About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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