Sea Turtle Toolkit

Teaching Tools About Sea Turtles

Learn about ocean conservation while diving deeper into the challenging lives of sea turtles.

Available Toolkit Files

  • Full Sea Turtle Toolkit

    The sea turtle toolkit provides a resource guide and six activities around this iconic species, the threats they face, and what we can do to protect sea turtles for generations to come.

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  • Educator's Resource Guide

    The sea turtle resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about sea turtles and their habitats. The guide provides fun sea turtle facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help sea turtles and the oceans where they live, and what kids can do. It also includes a fun sea turtle word puzzle to do with your students.

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  • Sea Turtle Classroom Presentation

    The Sea Turtle Classroom Presentation (PPT) reflects the information provided in the Educator's Resource Guide in an easy-to-give interactive classroom presentation for students. Through the slides, students will learn general sea turtle information, why sea turtles matter, threats to sea turtles, how WWF protects sea turtles, and what kids can do to protect sea turtle.

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  • The Case of the Missing Sea Turtle

    Science Activity

    Through sequencing, students become junior investigators tasked with solving a mystery by placing clues of climate change in order.

    (20-30 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Be Careful What You Fish For

    STEM Activity

    Students perform the steps of the scientific method while participating in a fun activity that shows how bycatch affects marine life and challenges them to brainstorm solutions.

    (60-75 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • How Low Can They Go?

    Physical Education Activity

    This sea turtle - themed twist on a classic game allows students to understand the various depth zones of the ocean and the adaptations marine animals must possess in order to survive there.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Only Jellies in the Belly

    Arts Education Activity

    After learning about ocean pollution, students will embrace their artistic skills to create a jellyfish out of plastic, so that they can visualize how sea turtles often mistake trash for food.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Turtles on Vacation

    Social Studies Activity

    Students utilize their research skills to discover more about areas of the world that rely on sea turtles, and then create travel brochures advertising ecotourism opportunities.

    (60-90 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • A Need for the Seas

    Language Arts Activity

    This persuasive writing exercise allows students to gain a sense of empowerment by composing a letter that addresses the threats sea turtles and oceans face.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Sea Turtle Posters (8.5x11)

    Classroom Posters

    Download one PDF file containing both 8.5x11 sea turtle posters.

  • Sea Turtle Posters (11x17)

    Classroom Posters

    Download one PDF file containing both 11x17 sea turtle posters.

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Student Recognition

    Reward your students' completion of the toolkit with this printable PDF certificate.

Sea Turtle and Ocean Video Playlist

We've compiled the following playlist of sea turtle and ocean-related videos to compliment the activities within the Sea Turtle Toolkit. For more educational videos and Q&A sessions with our experts, subscribe to WWF's Wild Classroom YouTube channel.

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