Outside the Box: Turtle races provide more than entertainment
The box turtles at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center normally do not shy away from attention. Among the several different species cared for by dedicated staff, the box turtles are used to all eyes on them, as they entertain families with their slow movements and gentle demeanor, and educate children during camps and in classrooms. They even travel offsite for educational purposes and events in the community.
But this November five box turtles will embark on a new adventure: turtle racing.