North American Box Turtle Conservation Committee


Lucille F. Stickel Award Workshops About Us

The 2019 Box Turtle Conservation Workshop will be held May 17-19 in the Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center at Haw River State Park, North Carolina.

May 16: evening icebreaker

May 17: full-day paper session; nighttime poster session with light refreshments

May 18: full-day paper session; evening bonfire with light refreshments

May 19: morning field trip (walking distance) to an active box turtle research site at Haw River

Dr. C Kenneth Dodd will provide the keynote address based on his extensive field work on the Florida Box Turtle, Terrapene (carolina) bauri, “Long-term Studies on Box Turtles: Lessons From an Old Turtle.” Dr. Dodd is the author of North American Box Turtles: A Natural History. 

The workshop invites papers and posters on Terrapene population trends, ecology, life history strategies, epidemiology, and systematics. Details for paper and poster submissions, and for registration, will be posted here in late October 2018.

Registration: $100 (professional), $85 (student)

Lodging: available at Haw River State Park within walking distance from the conference center. Daily rate: motel single occupancy ($108/day), motel double occupancy ($84/day/person), cabin holding up to 10 people ($66/day/person). Rates include three meals per day May 17 and 18; dinner only May 16, 6-6:45 p.m., breakfast only May 19, 8-8:45 a.m. Daily snacks provided at no cost.

Transportation: Haw River State Park is 26 miles northeast of Piedmont Triad International Airport, just west of Greensboro, North Carolina. Transportation between the park and the airport is possible by car or taxi. 

The workshop is sponsored by the North American Box Turtle Conservation Committee. For questions contact John Groves (


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