FOR JANUARY 24, 2004.

(Program and registration information will be announced soon.)

See program announcement for Seminar 2003 below.

The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society announces

Seminar 2003

Saturday, March 15, 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

The Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10701
Call 914-963-4550

The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society’s sixteenth Annual Seminar will be a full-day event featuring four presentations.  The fee for the day, which includes morning coffee and Danish (during the 9:00–10:00 a.m. registration check-in), is $35 per person — if you register by Wednesday, March 5!  (The fee at the door without reservations will be $40 per person.)  Send check, payable to NYTTS, with name, address, phone, and e-mail address, to:

NYTTS—Seminar 2003
P.O. Box 878
Orange, NJ 07051-0878

We are pleased to hold Seminar 2003 at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York.  Located on the bank of the Hudson River, the museum is less than 40 minutes drive or train ride from midtown Manhattan.  There is ample free parking.  Visit the Museum’s Web site at  For driving instructions or public transportation, please visit, or call 914-963-4550.

Schedule on the Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central Station:  Depart Grand Central 8:20 a.m.; arrive Glenwood station 8:53 am.  Walk one block up the hill, turn left, go one-half block and walk up through the park to the museum.

Scheduled Program

  • Hudson Riverama, the Compelling Tale of a Wondrous Waterway Now at the Hudson River Museum, a permanent, new $1.8-million teaching gallery tells the river's story and explores the challenges of preserving the historic Hudson.  Opening the day's events will be a special tour though this new exhibit, conducted by Hudson River Museum Science Coordinator and Project Manager Steven Ruff.  See Hudson Riverama.

  • James Gibbs, Associate Professor, Conservation Biology & Wildlife Management, State University of New York, Syracuse: “Can Road Mortality Limit Turtle Populations?”

  • Peter C. H. Pritchard, Director, Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida: “On the Trail of Rafetus swinhoei — the Quest for the World’s Largest Freshwater Turtle Moves North into China”

  • Robert Zappalorti, Herpetological Associates, Inc., Jackson, New Jersey: “The Ecology and Nesting Behavior of the Bog Turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) at Three Pennsylvania Locations”

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