What’s the Deal with Zoo New England’s Blanding’s Turtle Headstart Program?

Zoo New England’s local conservation program, Grassroots Wildlife Conservation, runs a headstarting program for threatened Blanding’s turtles that directly involves schoolchildren in the conservation of this local species by having students and teachers raise turtles in their classrooms, which are then released into the wild. The success of this program will be demonstrated using playing cards and toy turtles for a fun, interactive experience. By Michelle O’Brien from Zoo New England.