The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society announces

Seminar 2005

Saturday, April 30,
9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
The Linder Theater — American Musuem of Natural History
79th at Central Park West
New York City

(Please use Security entrance on Central Park West.)

The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society’s eightteenth Annual Seminar will be a full-day event featuring four presentations.  The fee for the day, which which includes lunch at the Museum Food Court, is $45 per person. 

We are pleased to return once again to the American Museum of Natural History for Seminar 2005.  On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, easily accessible by public transportation, the Museum has been the site of our regular monthly meetings for more than 20 years.  Visit the Museum’s Web site at and Natural History Magazine,

Scheduled Program

Ken Kawata
General Curator, Staten Island Zoo

“Zoos, Herps and People:
An International Perspective”

Ken Kawata
Ken Kawata and Gunda

Erik Kiviat
Science Director, Hudsonia Ltd. and Professor of
Environmental Studies, Bard College,
Annandale New York

“Conservation and Restoration of
Blanding's Turtle Habitat in
Dutchess County, New York”

Marla Emrich
In 1990, Marla Emrich, then a graduate student in environmental studies at Bard College, created artificial nesting sites for Blanding's turtles.

Student Researchers of
the Terrapin Conservation Program

The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, New Jersey

“Terrapin Research and Conservation
at the Wetlands Institute”

Bonnie and James erect barrier fence to prevent terrapins from crossing road.

Peter C. H. Pritchard
Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida

“Tortoises of Africa”

Peter Pritchard and with Aldabra tortoises at the Chelonia Research Institute, Oveido, Florida

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