The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
West Coast Sea Turtles: A Workshop
January 19, 2018
Long Beach, CA

Description Sea turtles are among the world's most popular and charismatic species, yet little is known about their presence in California, let alone along the western states all the way up to Alaska! NOAA biologists Dan Lawson and Christina Fahy will unveil cutting-edge research on the West Coast's resident green sea turtle population, in addition to the often-overlooked permitting, agency oversight, and monitoring needs for the four species that travel into our area. With the classroom portion set at the Aquarium of the Pacific, we will have the opportunity to learn about direct conservation efforts put on by the aquarium and citizen science groups before looking at wild sea turtle habitat from the shore of the San Gabriel River.

Link to Workshop Flyer
Instructors Dan Lawson
Marine Mammal and Turtle Division,
NMFS Protected Resources Division, West Coast Region, NOAA

Christina Fahy
Marine Mammal and Turtle Division,
NMFS Protected Resources Division, West Coast Region, NOAA

Robin LeRoux
Deputy Director
Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
Registration Registration cost includes one participant spot for the class, in addition to aquarium admission, before-hours access to exhibits, coffee, and a full lunch. We will travel to field sites in participant vehicles. Other meals and lodging are on the participant. All registrants must complete this secure online form.

Registration payable by check or credit card/received or postmarked:
 On/Before Dec 19After Dec 19
Member, TWS Western Section $180$200
Student/New Professional*
(maximum 10 registrants at this level)
*Must show proof of current registration at an accredited university, or graduation within 1 year of workshop date.

The maximum enrollment for the identification course is 45, after which, a waiting list will be kept. A minimum of 16 participants must register for the identification course by December 19 or the workshop will be cancelled and all registration fees will be returned.

If the workshop must be rescheduled, we will offer transfer registrations to the alternate dates in the priority that registrations were initially received.
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    • TWS-WS, attn: Sea Turtle Workshop
    • PO Box 6756
    • Albany, CA 94706
Coordinator/Contact Direct questions to Ivan Parr,
Location Aquarium of the Pacific & the San Gabriel River Parkway, Long Beach, CA

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Workshop Registration
This workshop is now full.
Additional registrations will be placed on a waiting list.

Western Section member ($200)
Non-member ($215)
Student ($115) 10 Registrations only

Registration rates increase after December 19, 2017
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TWS Western Section Membership
Standard ($30)
Standard - Supporting ($60)
Standard - Contributing ($90)
Student ($15)
Early Career Professional * ($15)
Retired Professional ** ($15)
Youth *** ($8)
Lifetime ($675), payable in one, two, or three installments
   Full amount ($675)
   Two installments ($337.50 ea)
   Three installments ($225 ea)
* Recently employed in entry level position or less than full time position or recently graduated and seeking employment.
** Retired from full time employment and paid standard dues for at least 3 years
*** 18 years old and younger

Chapter Membership
Central Coast Regular Rate ($10/year)
Central Coast Student Rate ($5/year)
Hawaii ($5/year)
North Coast ($10/year)
North Coast ($20/3 years)
Nevada Regular Rate ($10/year)
Nevada Student Rate ($5/year)
Sac-Shasta ($10/year)
S.F. Bay Area ($10/year)
S.F. Bay Area ($25/3 years)
San Joaquin Valley ($5/year)
So. California ($10/year)
Student Chapters
U.C. Davis ($15/year)
U.C. Davis ($5/quarter)
Humboldt State ($10/year)
Humboldt State ($6/semester)
UC Santa Barbara ($5/year)
Univ Nevada Reno* ($6/semester)
Univ Nevada Reno** ($10/semester)
Cal Poly SLO ($30/year)
Cal Poly SLO ($15/quarter)
San Francisco State University ($10/year)
San Francisco State University ($6/semester)
* TWS National Members
** not TWS National Members

TWS National Membership
Regular ($81)
New Professional ($51)
Student ($41)
Retired ($41)
Family ($125)
International ($59)
International Student ($29)
Online access to the Journal of Wildlife Management and the Wildlife Society Bulletin are free for TWS National members. Printed version of JWM is available for a fee.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy: To receive a refund of conference and workshop registration fees, we must receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the first day of the event. There will be no refunds due to inclement weather, Federal budget issues, furloughs or other events beyond the control of TWS-West. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, either by mail or e-mail. Refund requests received within 14 days of the start of the conference will not be processed regardless of personal or professional emergency, and no refund after that date is available. However, registration may be transferred to another individual for a $25 transfer fee.

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