Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Box Turtle Workshop

When: Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Speaker: Sandy Barnett
Registration donation: $25 payable at the door
To Register: contact Susan Matthews at: 301-600-2051

Do you own box turtles, or just want to learn more about them? Have you ever found an injured or sick box turtle and don’t know how to provide emergency care? You’ll find answers to these and other questions at this workshop. Participants will receive a CD that includes: three Power Points (Eastern Box Turtles: Disappearing Gems of the Forest, Non-Marine Turtles of Maryland, and Handling and Transport of Turtles), and a variety of relevant literature and online resources. Please call us at the nature center:301-600-2051 to register for this program.

Guest Speaker: Sandy Barnett was an animal keeper for 28 years, the last 17 as a Senior Herpetologist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. She is senior author of “Indoor Care of North American Box Turtles,” which was awarded top article of the year in the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM, in 2004.

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