Texas Turtle Watch
Established in 2010 at the Fort Worth Zoo through a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Turtle Watch is a citizen science program developed to collect data on three native turtle species whose population numbers are poorly understood. Staff from the Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Fort Worth Nature Center, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas State University, Turtle Survival Alliance and the University of Texas – Arlington have partnered to develop this wildlife watch program. After collecting numbers and trends over time, this data will directly contribute to an understanding of native turtle species.
Through the Texas Turtle Watch program, local citizens of all ages are provided an unique opportunity to explore the world around them while contributing to local conservation efforts. Help us by clicking on the links below to get started and become a Texas Turtle Watcher.