Turtle-Dog Days of Summer

Turtle-Dog Days of Summer

I found a turtle!

Have you ever heard of a Turtle-Dog? If not, you don’t want to miss this event! Thanks to UNC-Greensboro’s HERP Project, the Turtle-Dogs will be visiting Piedmont Wildlife Center.  These boykin spaniels are trained to find and carefully retrieve box turtles for scientific research.  Come watch the dogs in action and help PWC collect data.  John Rucker, a self-trained naturalist and turtle-dog trainer, will be here to lead the dogs into PWC’s woods to find these well-camouflaged critters.

When: 
July 19, 2014
9:30am – 12:30pm

Where:
Piedmont Wildlife Center
364 Leigh Farm Park, Durham NC

What: 
* Meet the Boykin Spaniel “turtle dogs” that are trained to safely retrieve box turtles and watch them in action!

* Become a scientist and learn how to track Box Turtles and record data.

* Meet our turtle ambassadors: Sheldon, Vinny, and Bob!

* Visit with other herpetological organizations and meet their ambassadors.

How:
This program is FREE! Registration is NOT required. See you there!

wildlife sci camp intersession 2014    7-31