Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Discover Reptiles & Other Critters. November 6-7 Dallas Museum of Nature & Science at Fair Park


Hello it's the time of year again.
Our DFW Turtle & Tortoise Club will be having lots of turtles and tortoises for you to see at the event what ones was Reptile Fest is now Discover Reptiles & Other Critters.
November 6-7 Dallas Museum of Nature & Science at Fair Park
Please check for details here:
http://www.natureandscience.org/kids/discovery_days_reptiles_criters.asp

We are preparing lots of educational materials to hand out, crafts, and upgrading our displays so every penny counts. Donations are always welcomed.
You can use paypal button on our website
www.dfwttc.org
Or you can get great items and T-shirts at
www.petisnotarock.com

We will also have a T-shirts with our logo at the event for $15 each.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The 2010 Fall Dallas and Fort Worth Chelonian Symposium


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Please join us for the the Texas Herpetological Society's annual fall meeting which also coinciding with the Dallas Fort Worth Herpetological Society's monthly meeting on October 16, 2010 in the Lone Star Auditorium at the University of Texas at Arlington. Topics will cover several aspects pertaining to turtles and tortoises including: natural history, ecology, conservation and advances in chelonian herpetoculture.
A social icebreaker/mixer and keynote address will be held for registered participants on October 15 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Dallas Zoo.
No true turtle lover would miss this! Check out the website for all the details!

Click here for directions to the Lone Star Auditorium and click here for directions to the Dallas Zoo Early registrants receive a discount!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pictures from Discover Water Day - June 2010





Thanks to all our volunteers. See you next time! :-)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Come See us at the Water Discovery Days at Dallas Museum of Science - June 12th

We will have tables at the Water Discovery event at the Dallas Museum of Science. June 12 - Saturday from 10am - 6pm
Come see most native aquatic turtles.
More information here:

June 12: Discover Water

Presented by

Sometimes it’s OK to go with the flow. But when it comes to understanding and conserving our most precious resource, it’s time to turn the tide. Join us for an aquatic afternoon where you’ll learn some valuable water-wise tips—along with some interesting facts about the scientific properties of water that just may surprise you.

All activities and demonstrations 10am-6pm unless otherwise noted

Demonstrations and Activities*

Aquatic Turtles
Check out some of nature's cutest aquatic critters and learn about responsible turtle ownership! Presented by DFW Turtle & Tortoise Club.

More here:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy World Turtle Day - May 23

Turtles are one of the most endearing and symbolic of America's native wildlife. Turtles not only fascinate each passing generation of children, who find endless wonders under those hard shells, but they also continue to serve as a timeless role model in children's literature: the slow and steady turtle, whose patient progress always wins out against his fast but reckless competitor.

Yet the turtles' lofty status hasn't prevented humans from abusing the creature. In fact, all land, freshwater, and sea turtles are facing imminent threats to their survival, simply because of human activities. Turtles are the reptile most affected by the pet trade, not to mention the food and traditional medicine industries. Many turtle species also suffer from the effects of pollution as well as from the destructive effects of industrial fishing operations.

Despite these hardships, May is a busy month for turtles. Many have recently emerged from winter hibernation and are beginning their search for mates and nesting areas. For this reason, May 23 was designated World Turtle Day.

More at:

http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/turtles_and_tortoises/celebrate_world_turtle_day.html

photo by Mark Pyle

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FREE public event May 15, 2010 at FAIR PARK

We will be having a tables and some turtles and tortoises at the All about Green event at Fair Park.

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MAY 15, 2010
LEONHARDT LAGOON
FAIR PARK
11:00 A.M.4:00 P.M.

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Educational
Interactive
Fun for the Whole Family
Learn All About the Cycle of Nature


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Monday, March 8, 2010

Is it Spring yet?

Juvenile Leopard tortoise munching on early greens this past sunny weekend in Dallas :-)