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16 - 17 August, 2004 Turtle Survival Alliance Annual Meeting
2 - 4 April, 2004 - Paula Morris
will be at the
WWPSA expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California. While
the purpose of the weekend is to promote retail business, it also pitches to the
pet-buying public in the form of exhibits, educational events, and celebrity
appearances. It draws an immense gate to its 3-day event.
The World Chelonian Trust believes it benefits the reptiles to have a table to pass out educational material since so many retail outlets lack even basic care information on the turtles and tortoises they sell. The WCT is a guest participant invited by the California Turtle and Tortoise Club.
WCT will have tri-folds and mini-flyers directing visitors to our exceptional and comprehensive web site at www.chelonia.org, plus a selection of general care sheets covering aquatics, box turtles, sulcatas, Russian tortoises, hatchlings, and other species prevalent in the California reptile trade.
As a non-profit, WCT has been allowed to sell WCT memberships at the WWPSA event, and we are grateful for the opportunity.
3 April, 2004 - Mike Pingleton will be representing the WCT at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Open House at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The Vet-Med Open House draws thousands of people each year. The WCT will be participating as part of the amphibian and reptile showcase taking place in the second floor atrium.
3-4 April, 2004 - The WCT will have a table (manned by Darrell Senneke) distributing care sheets and offering memberships at ReptileFest in Chicago. ReptileFest will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4, 2004, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Physical Education Building, 901 W. Roosevelt Road (between Halsted and Morgan), Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.
Unlike most shows, the primary goal of ReptileFest is to educate the public about reptiles and amphibians BEFORE they buy an animal. Because of this, no animals are sold at the event (other than feeder mice and insects). All exhibit animals are owned by CHS members or guests, people who can give accurate and honest advice about keeping herps in captivity and who can make people aware of important reptile and amphibian conservation issues.
Each year, nearly 3,000 people attend ReptileFest (in addition to 100+ CHS member and guest exhibitors.) These people visit the event not only to learn about reptiles and amphibians, but also to purchase supplies for their own animals and to collect herp-related art, books, and t-shirts.--
15 - 16 November, 2003 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show in Philadelphia PA. Please follow the link for show schedule and directions.
11 - 12 October, 2003 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the Northwest Captive Breeders Expo in Seattle Washington Please follow the link for show schedule and directions
11 - 12 October, 2003 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show in Chicago Illinois. Please follow the link for show schedule and directions.
13 - 14 September, 2003 - The World Chelonian Trust will, for the first time have a presence at the only herpetological show in the world that has all proceeds go to conservation. The Mid-Atlantic Reptile Show presented by the MARS Preservation Fund, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. to be held near Baltimore, Maryland. Travel instructions, lodging options and general information on this show can be found at the link above.
16th - 17th August, 2003 - The World Chelonian Trust will once again have a presence at the largest herpetological show in the world, The National Reptile Breeders Expo to be held in Daytona, Florida. This will be the fourth straight year we have hosted a table at this important gathering of reptile breeders and enthusiasts from around the world. Travel instructions, lodging options and general information on this show can be found at the link above.
Saturday, July 27th, 2003 - The World Chelonian Trust will have an educational table at a show in Racine Wisconsin titled in a tongue-in-cheek manner by the promoter as “Sewerfest”. This venue for this one-day show will be 25 minutes South of downtown Milwaukee, on the frontage road of Interstate 94. Travel instructions and general information about this show can be found on the web at: the link above,
Saturday, April 26, 2003 - Vacaville Turtle Tidal Wave is back at the CreekWalk near Andrews Park. The WCT is hosting an informational table at this event. The race begins at 11 a.m. and is hosted by the Vacaville Rotary Club. The winner could win $1 million dollars. Adopted turtles are $5 each. A great family day. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Rotarians for Reading Project and the Vacaville Rotary Club. For more information, call 469-7100.
16 - 17 November, 2002 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show in Philadelphia PA. Please follow the link for show schedule and directions.
26 - 27 October , 2002 - Ken Carlsen will be speaking at: The Reptile and Amphibian Workshop, Idaho National Guard, Gowen Field, Idaho.
11 - 13 October, 2002 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the 18th Annual Midwest Herpetological Symposium in Peoria, Illinois. Follow the link for the speakers list and directions. John Levell will be speaking on Blandings Turtles
05 - 06 October, 2002 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show in Chicago Illinois. Please follow the link for show schedule and directions.
17 - 18 August, 2002 - The WCT will be hosting an educational / membership table at the 2002 National Reptile Breeders Expo in Daytona, Florida. Come meet your Trustees. (Short report and event photos)
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