Meet the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society...
Every year the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society rescues and finds homes for hundreds of water turtles, land turtles, and tortoises. The society is an all volunteer organization with a membership made up of a diverse group of people interested in protecting, caring for, and learning more about these wonderful creatures: List of rescues ready for adoption.
Our monthly Balboa Park meetings are free and open to the public. Our guests include noted turtle care specialists, veterinarians, and conservationists. Meetings are typically held at 7pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. With coffee and snacks, it is a great chance to meet other turtle and tortoise owners: Event calendar and map.
Each year during the holidays we open our doors to fun, food, and fellowship. Our traditions include bringing photos of our turtles and tortoises, and possibly a silly story or two. This year's family affair takes place on the evening of December 13th, starting at 6:30pm.
Free and open to all. Bring a dish if you like, there will be plenty of food. After some meet and greet time, we will eat around 7:30 and then at 8:00 we will have a guest presentation:
Dr. Allyson Walsh, the Associate Director of Applied Animal Ecology Institute for Conservation Research (San Diego Zoo Global), will update us on the situation at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas. News of the closing of the Center by all the major news outlets has made this one of the biggest conservation stories to come out in years. Many of our members and concerned citizens have called us about this.
Mark you calendar and start your holidays with your turtle and tortoise friends at Balboa Park. Doors open at 6:30. Fun, new turtle gifts will be available to purchase. Prizes and raffle to follow. Kids' activities will be provided and we'll even have a special raffle just for kids. Balboa Park Map
THIS YOU HAVE TO SEE...
This is the story of Cherchy, the Sulcata that recently moved
from Alaska to California to get more Sunshine (click the arrow)
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