About the podcasts
Hi! We are Savannah and Maddy! For our podcast project, we were given the opportunity to choose a native species that is endangered in California or an invasive species that threatens a native species in California. We decided to make podcasts on an invasive species, more specifically, the red eared slider.
Children and adults have gotten Salmonella from turtles, which are commonly bought from illegal traders. Many have been hospitalized and some have died from it. The government has passed laws to prevent this from happening.
Find out what laws help keep baby turtles from being illegally traded and what laws keep us safe in podcast B!
There are many places where turtles are looking for good homes other than pet stores. There are also many ways people who can't care for Red Eared Slider can help find them homes.
Learn about the many different organizations dedicated to helping turtles that you can donate to and ways to rehome or adopt a Red Eared Slider!