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May 19, 2021
Tortoise Care & Handling:
Preparing for June Field Trip

CTTC - Valley Meeting: May 21, 2021
7:00 PM PDT via Zoom
Tortoise Care & Handling:
Preparing for June Field Trip

CTTC - Valley Meeting: May 21, 2021
7:00 PM PDT via Zoom
Tortoise Care & Handling:
Preparing for June Field Trip

CTTC - Valley Meeting: May 21, 2021
7:00 PM PDT via Zoom

The CTTC Valley Chapter released the following information on May 18, 2021 re: their Friday, May 21, 2021 meeting via Zoom at 7:00 PM PDT.

Tortoise Handling

As we safely open up for a planned Turtle & Tortoise Show & Tell in July, we will be having demonstrations to help you and others properly handle tortoises and turtles. Members of our Adoption Team, after years of observing various levels of tortoise handling handling in private homes and animal care facilities, will be demonstrating how to properly pick up, carry, and transport chelonians.

Pre-Tour Preparation Also This Friday

This Friday evening, we will go over the details for the special field trip. We will be announcing the protocols and guidelines that we will be following for our June field trip to America's Teaching Zoo.

We should know by this Friday if we have a maximum number of participants. If so, we will be taking registrations for the tour. (see below)

June - Field Trip to America's Teaching Zoo

On Friday, June 18, we will be having a special behind the scenes tour of the only one of two publicly accredited teaching zoos in the United States. Located on the campus of Moorpark College, in Moorpark, this expanding teaching zoo features the unique Exotic Animal Training & Management (EATM) program to those lucky limited number of students who are chosen to attend. This is a free event for our members.

Our contacts there are putting together a custom program for us so that we can see up close and personal Clarence, the giant Galapagos Tortoise from Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, along with their other chelonians (turtles and tortoise) in their collection, some other members of their Reptile House, and an opportunity to watch the lions being fed. An added incentive to not straggle from our tour group will keep you off of the menu!

July – Tortoise & Turtle Show & Tell Meeting Event

We are planning on having our annual outdoor Turtle & Tortoise Chapter event at the sponsoring Woodland Hills Community Church. Guidelines and arrangements are being made with the church venue to ensure that proper safe protocols are being met.

To hopefully celebrate our back-together again meeting event, we have several prizes and raffle items to be awarded to you, our members! Be well assured, we will have your safety provided for with social distancing, facial masks, and other approved safeguards in place.

August - Desert Tortoise Management & Research in Joshua Tree National Park

Due to our speaker, wildlife ecologist/biologist Michael Vamstad's busy schedule, we have rescheduled his uplifting presentation for our August meeting. Michael, a ranger with the National Park Service, has been involved with coming up with workable solutions to some of the problems that are facing the wildlife, particularly desert tortoises, in Joshua Tree National Park.

Here's a great opportunity to see and hear about a very positive program.

Your Valley Chapter Team

      Tortoise Handling

As we safely open up for a planned Turtle & Tortoise Show & Tell in July, we will be having demonstrations to help you and others properly handle tortoises and turtles. Members of our Adoption Team, after years of observing various levels of tortoise handling in private homes and animal care facilities, will be demonstrating how to properly pick up, carry, and transport chelonians.

Pre-Tour Preparation Also This Friday

This Friday evening, we will go over the details for the special field trip. We will be announcing the protocols and guidelines that we will be following for our June field trip to America's Teaching Zoo.

We should know by this Friday if we have a maximum number of participants. If so, we will be taking registrations for the tour. (see below)

June - Field Trip to America's Teaching Zoo

On Friday, June 18, we will be having a special behind the scenes tour of the only one of two publicly accredited teaching zoos in the United States. Located on the campus of Moorpark College, in Moorpark, this expanding teaching zoo features the unique Exotic Animal Training & Management (EATM) program to those lucky limited number of students who are chosen to attend. This is a free event for our members.

Our contacts there are putting together a custom program for us so that we can see up close and personal Clarence, the giant Galapagos Tortoise from Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, along with their other chelonians (turtles and tortoise) in their collection, some other members of their Reptile House, and an opportunity to watch the lions being fed. An added incentive to not straggle from our tour group will keep you off of the menu!

July – Tortoise & Turtle Show & Tell Meeting Event

We are planning on having our annual outdoor Turtle & Tortoise Chapter event at the sponsoring Woodland Hills Community Church. Guidelines and arrangements are being made with the church venue to ensure that proper safe protocols are being met.

To hopefully celebrate our back-together again meeting event, we have several prizes and raffle items to be awarded to you, our members! Be well assured, we will have your safety provided for with social distancing, facial masks, and other approved safeguards in place.

August - Desert Tortoise Management & Research in Joshua Tree National Park

Due to our speaker, wildlife ecologist/biologist Michael Vamstad's busy schedule, we have rescheduled his uplifting presentation for our August meeting. Michael, a ranger with the National Park Service, has been involved with coming up with workable solutions to some of the problems that are facing the wildlife, particularly desert tortoises, in Joshua Tree National Park.

Here's a great opportunity to see and hear about a very positive program.

Your Valley Chapter Team

To receive an invitation and instructions on how to join the Zoom session you must be a CTTC member. You can join the Valley Chapter Here.

CTTC - Valley Chapter General Info.

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