'Shellebrate' World Turtle Day - May 23

Category: Activities, Performances, & Events

Grab your party hats, dancing shoes, sunglasses and find that old disco ball, as it’s almost time to party for World Turtle Day™ 2024! American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species turtles and of tortoises, is shellebrating its 24th annual international World Turtle Day on May 23. Join the fun as this year’s theme is “Let’s Party” with rescue favorites Bunkle, Spinner and Evil who are waking up from hibernation and ready to rock the globe.

“I founded World Turtle Day with my husband Marshall Thompson years ago to shellebrate and protect turtles and their disappearing habitats around the globe. Last year, people were taking “shellfies” and holding “shellebrations” in the U.S., Canada, Pakistan, Borneo, India, Australia, the UK, Greece and many other countries. In fact, 2023 was our biggest year yet reaching more than two billion people around the world through broadcast, print and online media alone,” Susan Tellem said.

For more information, visit https://www.worldturtleday.org