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TURTLE SYMPOSIUM IN LOS ANGELES


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Posted by MBARGERON on May 02, 2003 at 19:31:17:

The California Turtle & Tortoise Club – Westchester*
Proudly Present Their First Annual Symposium
Symposium 2003
Current Conservation of Turtles & Tortoises – Public and Private Efforts
September 5 – 7 2003 · Carson, California
Habitat Protection and Restoration · Breeding Programs in Zoos and Private Homes · Road Mortality
Re-Introduction Programs · Veterinary Medicine · Turtle & Tortoise Commerce · Organizations

Hear from well respected authorities in various fields of private and public research on turtles and tortoises. Talented researchers and private individuals from all over the United States will share their findings, methods, and secrets for success in helping turtles and tortoises survive for generations to come. Don’t miss this event!
Speakers
Dr. Peter C.H. Pritchard – Author of numerous books and articles on turtles and tortoises. Dr. Pritchard is known the world over for his Encyclopedia of Turtles and his travels around the world.
Robert Zappalorti – Best known as the author of The Amateur Zoologist’s Guide to Turtles and Crocodilians, Robert has spent over 30 years studying the turtles of the northern U.S. with a focus on Bog turtles.
George Heinrich – A well respected researcher of the Gopher tortoise. George also spent many years in the field gaining priceless information about many aquatic turtles in the Southern U.S.
James Harding – From the University of Michigan, James has studied reptiles of the Great Lakes region for decades and has several books to his credit. He is a fascinating speaker with great presentations.
Rosi Dagit – Sr. Conservation Biologist, Resource Conservation District of Santa Monica Mountains. Rosi runs the Pacific Pond turtle Study in the local mountains and has lots of information about our local turtles.
David Germano – An authority on the Pacific Pond turtle, David has published numerous papers and continues to study our native aquatic turtle. We can learn a lot from his amazing observations in the field.
Also Confirmed or Awaiting Confirmation
Andy Highfield · Richard Fife · Anders Rhodin · Roger Wood · Andrew McKenzie
Schedule
September 5, 2003 – 5:00PM to 9:00PM – Ice Breaker Party
September 6, 2003 – 9:00AM to 5:00PM – Presentations, Workshops, and Films (Carson Convention)
7:00PM to 10:00PM – Banquet and Special Presentation (Carson Hilton)
September 7, 2003 – 9:00AM to 4:00PM –Workshops, Films, and GIANT Live Turtle Show**
Register Early, Capacity is Limited!
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Registration Form

Name:_________________________________________ Phone_____________________
Address:_______________________________________ Email:________________________
City:____________________________ St:_____ Zip:_________
[ ] Symposium Registration (By 7/15/03)*** $45.00 ______________
[ ] Symposium Registration (After 7/15/03)*** $55.00 ______________
[ ] Banquet and Special Presentation**** $35.00 ______________
[ ] Vegetarian Meals Total Due: ______________
Special Room Rates of $89 at Carson Hilton, 310-830-9200 Group=Turtles
Mail Checks to: CTTC, P.O. Box 90252, Los Angeles, CA 90009
Visa/MC accepted through Paypal at mbargeron@earthlink.net , Please add $2.00 fee to above for Paypal
Email any questions to mbargeron@attbi.com
*Westchester CTTC sponsors this event **Westchester, Care Society, and Orange County CTTC Chapters sponsor this event
***Includes Breakfast, and Catered Lunch. ****Dinner included. *****Program subject to change without notice
Watch for Program Updates at WWW.TURTLECONFERENCE.ORG



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