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Posted by Lisa Powers on September 28, 2000 at 16:39:48:
SIXTH ANNUAL TENNESSEE HERPETOLOGY CONFERENCE
CHICKASAW STATE PARK
October 12-14, 2000 (Thursday - Saturday)
To foster an understanding of the past, present, and future of
Tennessee herpetology and herpetofauna; to encourage communication
between persons researching and managing our amphibians and reptiles;
and to help identify needs and goals to benefit the conservation of
our herpetofauna and their habitats.
Who Should Attend
All persons interested in Tennessee herpetology and herpetofauna,
including academicians, students, resource managers and the general
All registrants, including speakers, are assessed a $10.00
registration fee which will be collected at the door, to cover the
cost of the meeting. Registration fees for students and student
presenters are waived.
The closest motel accommodations are at the Americana Inn, located at
the intersection of State Highway 45 and Highway 100 in Henderson,
Tennessee. The motel is eight miles from the conference site at
Chickasaw State Park. A special conference rate of $35.00 plus tax
per person ($45.00 plus tax for a double room; 2-4 persons per room)
has been arranged at the Americana Inn. Please mention that you will
be attending the Tennessee Herpetology Conference. Make your
reservations by calling (901) 989-0111.
A limited number of cabins may be available at Chickasaw State Park
(901) 989-5141 and camp sites are available there for those who would
like to rough it.
An auction will be held Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. at the Sagamore Lodge.
Please bring your herpetology related items (shirts, field guides,
posters, etc.) for donation to the event.
A Saturday field trip is planned. Details are TBA.
Please phone Dr. Brian Butterfield (901) 989-6954, Alan Peterson
(901) 423-5725, David Withers (615) 532-0441, or Pete Wyatt (423) 587-
7037 for additional information about the conference.
Oct. 12th: Registration and paper sessions, 12:00 noon - 5:00
Auction, 7:00 p.m. - ? Please bring auction items
Oct. 13th: Paper/Discussion sessions, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 14th: Field trip, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Directions to Sagamore Lodge, Chickasaw State Park
Sagamore Lodge is located on the main grounds of Chickasaw State
Park. The park is eight miles west of Henderson, Tennessee on