Questions….

One of the Blanding's turtles at the Toronto Zoo

Over the next couple of weeks, we will have the opportunity to Skype with Brennan Caverhill, a biologist who specializes in Blanding’s turtles at the Toronto Zoo.  To prepare for this talk, I want you to read over the following articles and then develop some questions that we can ask during our on-line discussion.

Urban Turtle Initiative

Meet the Turtles

Then for your post, write down some questions that we can ask Mr. Caverhill about what they are doing to protect the Blanding’s turtles in Canada.  Each person should have four to five questions and should write a small letter.

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Posted on January 12, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Dear, MR.Caverhill

    I have some questions for you.

    1. Where do you get the turtles?

    2. What is your oldest turtle?

    3. What is the population size for the Blanding’s turtles?

    4. How big was the Blanding’s turtle nest on the beach?

    Sincerely,
    EC 1
    3. What is the population size for the Blanding’s turtles?

    4.

  2. Dear Mr.Carverhill,
    I have 5 questions for you to read.
    1.) How many turtles are at the Toronto Zoo?
    2.) Have you saved any turtles?
    3.) What is the most recent turtle that came to the zoo?
    4.) What is the most non-recent turtle that came to the zoo?
    5.) If you saved any turtles, how many did you save?
    From: ec11

  3. Dear Mr.Caverhill,
    I have some questions for you

    1. What is the population of the Blandings turtles in Toronto?
    2. Where do you find the turtles?
    3. How many blandings turtles do you every year?
    4. How old is the younest blandings turtle ?
    Sincerely,
    EC22

  4. Dear Mr.Caverhill,
    I have 5 questions for you.
    1) What is the littlest turtle you have?
    2) What is the lightest turtle you have?
    3) What is the biggest turtle you have?
    4) What is the heaviest turtle you have?
    5) Where do you find all of the turtles?
    Sincerely,
    EC21

  5. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I have a few questions for you.-

    1. Why did you want this job?
    2. Where do you find most of the turtles? Do you have a lot of swamps and lakes?
    3.What is the heaviest turtle you have right now?
    4.How many turtles do you think you have in all in Toronto? What is your estimate?
    5.What is the normal weight for Blanding’s turtles?
    6. Do they get gulped down by their predators more or do they get run over by cars more in Toronto?
    7. Is there any school that has turtles or not?
    8. How many turtles do you usually head-start every year?
    9.What is the biggest turtle? ( About 12 inches long or longer? )
    10. Do you work with Blanding’s turtles only or other turtles that are threatened too?

    Sincerely,
    ec 16

  6. Dear Mr. Caverhill,

    I have a few questions for you

    . How many turtles are in the Toronto zoo?
    . How many of the turtles are Blanding’s turtles?
    . What is your oldest turtle and what is your youngest turtle?
    . Do you head start a lot of a little turtles?

    Sincerely, ec15

  7. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I have some questions for you:
    1. What have you learned about the Blanding’s turtles that could help us?
    2. What is the main reason that some of your turtles aren’t doing so well?
    3. Where do you find a lot of your Blanding’s turtles?
    4. Which turtle weighs the least? Why does it weigh the least?
    5. When do you find a lot of your turtles?
    6. How do you find a lot of your turtles?
    7. When you find most of you turtles what are they doing?
    8. What do Blanding’s turtles do during their spare time?

    Sincerely,
    ec 17

  8. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I can’t wait to skype with you. I really want to learn more about Blanding’s Turles. I was impressed by how much information was on your website. I think it will help me and my class get more people interested in Blanding’s Turtles.
    How did you become interested in Blanding’s Turtles?
    What parts of your work have been most successful?
    What habitats do the most Blanding’s Turtles live in in your area?
    How many Blanding’s Turtles do you think you have you helped?
    In addition to what we are already doing in our class, do you think there are other things we should do to help the Blanding’s Turtles?
    Sincerely,

    EC#4

  9. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    Below are some questions that I have been wondering about and would like to ask you:
    1) How did you become interested in turtles?
    2) In Canada is there a conservation management plan?
    3) How long have you been working with Blanding’s ( or any other) turtles?
    4) Do you attach tracking devices on to your Blanding’s turtles?
    5) If you do, do the turtles go anywhere unusual?
    6) Does this data help you in anyway to save the Blanding’s turtles?
    7) Out of all of the turtles you have captured is there a majority of babies or adults?
    8) Where do you find most of your turtles?
    9) Out of all of the turtles you have captured how many are Blanding’s?
    10) If you find two turtles from the same location do they weigh almost the same or very different?
    I very much look forward to talking with you and I hope that you will be able to answer some of these questions for me.

    Sincerely
    EC5 🙂

  10. Dear Mr.Caverhill,
    I have some questions for you about your Blanding’s turtles:
    – Do any of the turtles the have any injuries or problems? Did you take any of the turtles to the zoo because they had a problen?
    – Were all of the turtles found localy or were any of them found further away?
    – Were any of the turtles found at the same time or were they all found seperately?
    – Did you find any of the turtles yourself?
    – How small is your smallest turtle in weight?
    – How long have you been working with these turtles?
    Sincerely,
    EC7

  11. Please let me know the date you will be sky ping-I would love to observe!

  12. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I would like to ask you some questions about Blanding’s Turtles:

    1. In Canada are Blanding’s Turtle Hatchlings being raised in schools like in America?

    2. In Canada are there turtle crossing signs like we have in some places in America?

    3. How many communities in Canada have you educated about Blanding’s Turtles?

    4. How many critical habitats have you found for Blanding’s Turtles in Canada?

    5. How do normal people interact with Blanding’s Turtles in Canada?

    Have a nice day.
    Sincerely ec19

  13. Dear Mr. Caverhill, I have a few questions for you.

    1) What made you want to become a biologist who specializes in Blanding’s turtles?
    2) Did you interact with Blanding’s turtles when you were younger?
    3) When was the first time you saw a Blanding’s turtle?
    4) How often do you yourself catch a Blanding’s turtle?
    5)How old is the oldest Blanding’s turtle you have been raising or have raised?

    Sincerely,
    EC8

  14. Dear Mr.Caverhill
    1) What got you interested in your job?
    2) Are you doing anything special for Blanding’s turtles?
    3) If so, what?
    4) Are people in Canada head-starting turtles or something else?
    5) Are schools or other zoos helping out?
    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Sincerly EC2.

  15. Dear Mr. Caverhill
    I have a couple of questions for you. The questions I have are…

    1. Why do you think Colin and Irene are so big?
    2. Do you think there are just a couple of Blanding’s turtles in Scarborough or do think there are more?
    3. About how many turtles do you work with?
    4. What do you do to help the Blanding’s turtles?
    5. How many Blanding’s turtles do you usually have in a year?

    Sincerely,
    EC 14

  16. Dear Mr. Caverhill, I have a few questions for you,
    1. Do you think you will try and find more Blanding’s Turtles?
    2.Where would you look if you try to find more?
    3.How did you know they were Blanding’s turtles when you first found them?
    4.Why did you start your program working with turtles?

  17. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I have some questions for you.
    a) What did you do before you worked with turtles?
    b) What is your favorite part of working with Blanding’s (or any other) turtles?
    c) Do you have a favorite Blanding’s turtle?
    d) If so, what is his/her name?
    e) How many Blanding’s turtles have you caught?
    Thanks for taking the time to look over the questions.
    From,
    EC12

  18. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I have some questions for you:
    • Do you like working with the Blanding’s turtles?
    • How long have you been working at the zoo?
    • How big was the turtle nest on the beach?
    • What is the largest turtle at the zoo?
    • What is the smallest turtle at the zoo?
    • How long have you been interested in animals?
    Sincerely,
    EC4

  19. Dear Mr.Caverhill I have some questions for you-

    1.How do you know where to put the turtles in the wild?

    2.Do you like working with the turtles?

    3.How long have you worked with the turtles?

    4.Where did you get interested in the turtles.

    5.What was your job before the turtles?

  20. Dear Mr.Caverhill I have some questions for you-

    1.How do you know where to put the turtles in the wild?

    2.Do you like working with the turtles?

    3.How long have you worked with the turtles?

    4.Where did you get interested in the turtles.

    5.What was your job before the turtles.

    sincerly
    ec10

  21. Dear Mr. Caverhill,
    I have 4 questions to ask you.
    1. How heavy are the turtles in Toronto?

    2. How long are the turtles up there?

    3. How many turtles do you have over there?

    4. How many marshes and swamps and lakes do you have over there that are really good habitats for Blanding’s turtles?

    EC9

  22. Dear Mr. Caverhill,

    If you don’t mind I have a few questions for you.

    1) What got you interested in your job?
    2) How much does the heaviest turtle weigh?
    3) How much does the smallest turtle weigh?
    4) Does the Zoo gain more Blanding’s turtles every year?
    5) Do you save some Blanding’s turtles?

    Sincerely,

    EC 20

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