Next NYTTS Meeting Seminar 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Check-in 9:30 a.m.; Sessions 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander Street, Yonkers, New York
Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day Saturday, May 6
Higbbridge Park, 173rd and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Annual Turtle and Tortoise Show Saturday, June 3
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers, New York
Sarah Dowson and Anita Cleary
Held Saturday, February 25, 2017
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
West 86th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan
(Please use side entrance on 86th Street.)
Tortoises and More in the Galápagos
Longtime NYTTS member Sarah Dowson and travel companion Anita Cleary will present a slide-illustrated talk of this amazing trip and describe their unforgettable experiences.
Professor Russell Burke
Building on What We've Learned: What's New
with New York Terrapin Research and Conservation
Held Saturday, November 26, 3:00 p.m.,
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W 86th Street, New York City
These are exciting times for New York terrapin research—we are learning more about Jamaica Bays terrapins, we are developing new techniques, we are surveying the rest of Long Island and the Hudson, and we are collaborating with other local researchers. Come hear some updates and get involved!
Russell Burke earned a B.S. in zoology from Ohio State University, and an M.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, working on gopher tortoise conservation. His Ph.D. in biology is from the University of Michigan, where his work focused on the ecology and evolution of midwestern freshwater turtles. Russell is Professor of Biology at Hofstra University on Long Island. He teaches ecology, evolution, conservation biology, urban ecology, and wildlife disease ecology, and he is one of the coordinators of the new Urban Ecology program. He co-teaches Hofstra's Biology-Geology study abroad class on the Evolutionary Ecology and Geology of Ecuador, including the Galápagos Islands.
Our meeting place: The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, just steps from the 86th Street subway station on the No. 1 train (Broadway line). Please use side entrance on 86th Street.