Turtles have been revered in spiritual, religious and historical symbolism for centuries. The North American Indian totems depict the turtle as “Walk in Peace, Stick to Your Path.”
On Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m., the Brown Family Environmental Center will present a special evening program, “Walk in Peace: A Close Look at the Turtles of Knox County,” at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.
BFEC host Matt Baugher will bring a few different species of turtles from Knox County for this multimedia presentation. As a member of the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability program at the Ohio State University school of Environmental and Natural Resources Baugher specializes in community development.
Turtles belong to the oldest reptile group in the world. They date back to the time of dinosaurs. A turtles shell is actually part of its skeleton and contains more than 50 parts.
The program is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be served.