Turtle Presentations, a Special Turtle Event & the Turtle Walk …

In preparation for the 2018 Turtle Season I have scheduled the following presentations and a special event. I look forward to crossing paths with you along the way.

PRESENTATIONS AT THE LIBRARIES

*HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES: This presentation will cover the perils turtles face on and off the road, what we can do to effectively help turtles and resources available to do so.

*TURTLELY SPEAKING: An hour of interesting and fun facts for kids about the eight species of Turtles that live in Ontario.

Presentation #1: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bancroft Public Library
Address: 14 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

Presentation #2: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
Date: Thursday March 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Carlow/Mayo Public Library
Address: 124 Fort Stewart Road, RR#4, Bancroft

Presentation #3: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
Date: Saturday March 31, 2018
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hastings Highlands Public Library
Address: 33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth

Presentation #5: TURTLEY SPEAKING
Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Carlow/Mayo Public Library
Address: 124 Fort Stewart Road, RR#4, Bancroft

Presentation #4: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bancroft Public Library
Address: 14 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

Presentation #6: TURTLEY SPEAKING
RE-SCHEDULED DATE: SATURDAY MAY 19, 2018
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hastings Highlands Public Library
Address: 33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth

Note: Seating is limited at each of the library locations as per occupancy regulations so please contact thinkturtle@yahoo.com to reserve a seat. Thank you.

PRESENTATIONS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Presentation #7: TURTLE NEST PROTECTORS
RE-SCHEDULED DATE: WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Faraday Community Centre
Address: 13 Lower Faraday Road, RR#3, Bancroft
Subject: This presentation will cover predation, turtle nest protectors and turtle friendly landscaping.

Presentation #8: TURTLES ON THE ROAD
RE-SCHEDULED DATE: WEDNESDAY MAY 30, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Faraday Community Centre
Address: 13 Lower Faraday Road, RR#3, Bancroft
Subject: This presentation will cover helpful information for when you encounter turtles on the roads and other turtle topics.

THE BANCROFT TURTLE FESTIVAL 2018

When: Saturday May 5, 2018
Where: Bancroft Fish & Game Club
27602 Highway 62, Bancroft
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presentation #1: Ontario Nature
Subject: Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, reporting sightings and other subjects.
Presentor: Ed Poropat, Area Atlas Coordinator
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Website: www.ontarionature.org

Presentation #2: The Land Between & Turtle Guardians
Subject: The Turtle Guardian citizen science program and the Turtle Walk 2018.
Presentor: Leora Berman, TLB Chief Manager
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Website: www.thelandbetween.ca & www.turtleguardians.com

Presentation #3: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre
Subject: Identification of Ontario’s eight turtle species, the threats to Ontario’s turtles that are causing population declines, and a better understanding of what “species at risk” designation in Ontario means. It will also outline the work that the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre does to conserve Ontario’s turtles including, rehabilitation, education and research in the field.
Presentor: Wendy Baggs, OTCC Education Coordinator
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Website: www.ontarioturtle.ca

Food & Refreshments
Blazin’ Dogs will be set-up outside under a canopy in the club parking lot area. The menu includes; Sausage on a bun (Hot Italian, Polish, Honey Garlic and Bratwurst) and Hot Dogs (1/4 lb., jumbo and veggie) with all the fixin’s $5.00 each, bottled water and cold drinks $1.50 each. $1.00 from the sale of each hot dog and sausage on a bun will be donated to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre/Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

I am asking for your help and that each and every one of us that attends the Bancroft Turtle Festival bring with them an item or items that is on the list below to help the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre with the running of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre through the coming turtle season. Secondhand/nearly new, working and in good condition would be acceptable for some items eg. tools, screw assortments, filing cabinets, fridges, lap top, etc.

SUPPLIES

  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer (small & large)
  • Examination Gloves (small &medium) Powder-Free Latex or Powder-Free Nitrile
  • Selection of sizes of Lab Coats and Scrubs
  • Scrub Brushes with Handles (dish brush type)
  • AA and AAA Batteries
  • Colored Electrical Tape (not black)
  • Medium sized Plastic Cutting Boards
  • Rubber-Backed Entry Mats
  • Dusters (micro-fibre)
  • Plastic Coolers

FOOD ITEM

  • 5 heads of Lettuce/week (not iceberg), Grocery Store Gift Cards would be best.
  • TOOLS

  • Screw Driver Assortment
  • Exacto Knives (good quality for cutting up boxes)
  • Packages of Assorted Screws
  • Assorted Drill Bits
  • Extension Cords (CSA approved, not dollar store)
  • Power Bars
  • Step Stools (sturdy 2 step type)
  • Larger Stainless Steel Flip-Top Garbage Cans
  • Rubbermaid Bins (at least 3’ long & 12” high)
  • Containers (Rubbermaid with red lids 5.5 litre & 2.1 litre)
  • Garbage Bags
  • GLUE

    • Super Glue! (Gel kind works best)
    • JP Weld Epoxy or Lepage Marine Epoxy

    OFFICE SUPPLIES

    • Multi-Usage Paper 8.5” x 11”
    • Large Whiteboards (several)
    • Markers of all colors (erasable)
    • Silver and Gold Sharpies
    • Filing Cabinet (single) – desk height & tall

    EQUIPMENT

    • Dental Drill (They doesn’t actually own one and have to borrow the Toronto Zoo’s)
    • EKG Machine /Edan SE-3 ECG Machine (Narrow-Screen)
    • 2 Bar Fridges (for treatment room supplies)
    • Laptop Computer with Windows 8 or newer

    GIFT CARDS

    • Canadian Tire
    • Metro
    • Sobey’s
    • Staples

    SKILLS

    • Carpentry
    • Plumbing

    Note: If you are able to and interested in donating your skills please let me know.

    TURTLE WALK 2018 – HELP SAVE ONTARIO’S TURTLES

    The first annual Turtle Walk will be taking place during Saturday May 26th – Saturday June 2nd. This is the Strawberry Moon and considered to be the most active times for turtle nesting in Ontario. As part of the first annual Turtle Walk to raise money for the Turtle Trauma and Tunnel Campaign The Land Between has chosen the Bancroft area as one of the scheduled walk locations. Information about the selected route, date, time and additional details will be available in the coming weeks.

    You can pre-register online at www.thelandbetween.ca and www.turtleguardians.com. Turtle Walk packages will be sent to participants and will include pledge sheets and posters. The websites will be updated with more information as well.

    The Turtle Walk and Turtle Trauma/Tunnel Campaign is organized by The Land Between in partnership with the Trillium Lakeland’s District School Board, Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, Ontario Nature, Toronto Zoo and Eco-Kare International.


    As always THANK YOU so much for your care and concern for TURTLES. If you have any questions please contact me at thinkturtle@yahoo.com. I may be a little slow at times responding but I will get back to you.

    Kindest Regards,
    Kelly Wallace
    Think Turtle Conservation Initiative

    Turtle Presentations, a Special Turtle Event & the Turtle Walk …