Educational Materials

Box Turtle Curricula & Downloads

This page is a resource for Project Leaders and Educators wishing to educate the public and/or classroom about Box Turtles.


Box Turtle Card .pdf

Box Turtle Card .pptx

The Box Turtle Card is a two-sided card that provides information about the status of Box Turtles in the wild, why they need to stay wild, moving them from the road and how you can help.

Box Turtle Research Manual

The Box Turtle Research Manual (.pdf) is the go-to document on Box Turtles. It chronicles everything from curricula, study methods and anatomical characteristics of the Box Turtle.

Sexing Box Turtles

Sexing Box Turtles is a PDF that highlights the differences in appearances that occur between male and female box turtles.

Brush Pile Fact Sheet

The Brush Pile Fact Sheet is a how-to for building brush piles on your property to provide shelter for box turtles and other wildlife.


Building a 100 Year Project: Assuring Data Quality in the Box Turtle Connection, author Ashley LaVere

Sizable Differences in Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) Measurements, author Douglas Lawton

Curricula & Educational Materials

10 Things YOU Can Do to Save Box Turtles, Fact Sheet

Box Turtle Feeding Frenzy, Educational Game

Box Turtle Jokes & Poems

Box Turtle Trail – Program Outline, Educational Game

Box Turtle Trail – Turtles for Printing, Educational Game

Box Turtle Word Search

Forest & Plow, Box Turtle Survival Skills – Program Outline, Educational Game

Forest & Plow, Box Turtle Survival Skills – Program Cards, Educational Game

Trash’n’Turtles, Educational Game

All of the above Curricula & Educational materials courtesy of Brian Bockhahn,


Hibernation, Aestivation, Brumination, Box Turtles do what in the winter?

Box Turtles & Tortoises, Do you know the differences?

Annu”Lie”: Truth Behind Growth Rings

What Do Box Turtles Eat?

Infographics provided by Ashley LaVere, BTC Assistant Director