Creatures of the Sun
A Natural History Of The Painted Turtle
The ecology of the painted turtle.
Enter the intriguing world of the Midland Painted Turtle, and follow it across the four seasons, through hibernation, mating, birth and death.
Directed by Susan Trow
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada
This beautifully filmed, engaging profile of a most ancient, durable animal will inspire respect for the precious, fragile ponds and marshes where it makes its home.
The Painted Turtle can be found throughout much of North America, in freshwater shallows that have an abundance of aquatic vegetation. Long considered expendable, these wetlands are now recognized as being immensely rich ecosystems that are essential in maintaining nature's balance.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-733-7
VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0715-1
"This is one of the best educational videos I have encountered and I recommend it highly for school and public libraries."
Barbara Butler, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, MC Journal
"It is very well done. This video would be suitable for virtually all school-aged students and their teachers."
The Science Teacher
"Well worth watching...This film is suitable for most ages, as the narration is slow, the vocabulary load is low, and the pictures are excellent."
Science Books and Films
"This is one of the best educational videos I have encountered."
Barb Butler, MC Journal
Awards and Festivals
Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition
Merit Award, International Wildlife Film Festival
Sci Fest, Vancouver