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 7 - 9 pm

May 17: Breakfast and registration 8 - 8:45 am; full-day paper session 9 am - 5:15 pm; dinner 6 - 6:45 pm; silent auction and light refreshements 7 - 9 pm 

May 18: Breakfast and registration 8 - 8:45 am; full-day paper session 9 am - 5:30 pm; dinner 6 - 6:45 pm; evening bonfire with light refreshments 7 - 9 pm

May 19: Breakfast 8 - 8:45 am; morning field trip (walking distance) to an active box turtle research site at Haw River from 9 - 11 am

Dr. Ken 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. 

Presentations: The workshop invites papers and posters on Terrapene population trends, ecology, life history strategies, epidemiology, and systematics. The deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2019. Attendees will be notified by April 20, 2019 if their abstract is accepted.

Abstracts should be 500 words or less describing on-going or completed research related to the workshop objectives. Include your name, organizational affiliation, presentation title, and indicate your preference for giving an oral presentation or a poster on the abstract document. Also, please include your contact information (email address and phone number).

Submit abstracts to John Groves (see below). Oral presentations are 20 minutes.

Registration: $100 (professional), $85 (student) Register here. Last day to register is April 28.

Lodging and Meals: Reservations may be made during registration for lodging 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 8 people ($66/day/person). Rates include three meals per day May 17 and 18; dinner only May 16, 6-6:45 p.m., breakfast and lunch May 19, 8-8:45 a.m and 12-12:45 p.m.  Daily snacks provided at no cost. (Note: Cabins do not come with linen. You must bring a sleeping bag, or sheets and blanket, and pillow if desired.)

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. 

Questions: Contact John Groves (



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