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1 September 2012 Can We Teach Proactive Turtle Conservation in Our Classrooms?
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The opportunities for meaningful classroom learning activities are everywhere. In this article, we explain some of the little known, widespread, horrific issues associated with one aspect of the pet trade. By the time they reach high school age, many students have personally experienced the end result of the deplorable business practices on which the commercial exploitation of pet turtles has developed. We provide suggestions for student-based activities that will draw local attention and provide solutions to the issues. These, in turn, could lead to broader resolution of the problem.

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L. George Sellers and David S. Lee "Can We Teach Proactive Turtle Conservation in Our Classrooms?," The American Biology Teacher 74(7), 459-463, (1 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.6
Published: 1 September 2012
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