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Turtles at Twilight Movie Night

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Join us Thursday July 21st for KTTC’s first ever outdoor movie night featuring the animated new release, Zootopia! Drop in from 8 to 9 pm to tour our visitor center, meet our education turtles and have all your turtely questions answered. The movie will be starting at 9 pm in our backyard outdoor education center, more »

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Tracking Those Smiling Faces – Megan Miller 2016

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June 30, 2016 By: Megan Miller – Lead Field Technician OTCC So I landed my summer dream job this year. For the past month I’ve been tracking Blandings turtles for a headstart program with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (formally known as the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre). I’ve been volunteering with this nonprofit for a more »

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Tracking Turtle 2016 – Ian McBain

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 As a boom of thunder rolled across the lake, the first day of the work week had come to an end. I had never yearned for a heavy rain so intensely before in my life as I had when I saw the first signs of the coming storm. For weeks previous to the deluge, the more »

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Tracking Turtles – Dylan Cook, May 2016

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By: Dylan Cook May 16, 2016 This past week the OTCC started back up with their turtle monitoring; studying the behaviour, habitat use and survival of juvenile Blanding’s turtles in eastern Ontario. This is my first time working with turtles in the field and it has already proven to be quite the adventure. I had more »

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Messy Church Kids Raise Over $400 to Save Turtles!

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Check out these amazing kid heroes! The kids that participate in the Messy Church Program at St. George’s Anglican Church crafted, learned, and raised over $400.00 to help us save turtles! With our busiest year yet at the hospital, we sure were glad to have their support. Thank you so much, you guys ROCK! 

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Visit Our Store

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Visit our Store! Our on-site store offers a wide selection of gifts for the turtle-lover on your list. Our “I Brake for Turtles” t-shirts and original art and jewelry, all make wonderful gifts. We also have books, pottery, original framed photos by professional photographers, as well as artwork created by the turtles themselves! Our book, more »

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2015 Fall Visiting Hours

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Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre Visiting Hours We have some exciting news happening now until the end of November! KTTC will have weekend visiting hours from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, please stop by the Centre to meet and learn about turtles, check out our new hatchlings, and enjoy the outdoor education area while the more »

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KTTC Talk Turtle Coservation on CBC’s Fresh Air

The work of volunteers and staff at the KTTC help protect and preserve Ontario’s biodiversity. General Manager Lindsay Maxim talked with CBC’s Fresh Air about the work the centre does, the dangers turtles face, and what to do if you see one crossing the road. Find out more about what to do if you ever more »

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Open House – September 5th 2015

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