Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with of a Barred Owl.

Michigan Turtle Identification and Management

June 4 and 5, 2020
 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
12685 East C Ave
Augusta, MI 49012

Are you wild about turtles?!! Join Brenden Reid (PhD)  for an interactive learning experience that will sharpen your knowledge of Michigan turtle natural history.  You will also learn how scientists study turtles and find out how you can manage and conserve turtle habitats in Michigan.

This course will include indoor lecture and a field component. Participants will visit Sherriff's Marsh, a large wetland on private property near KBS that is the site of a long-term study (>50 years) on local turtle species. In 1964, a PhD student began a mark-recapture project on turtles at this marsh to learn about key aspects of turtle life history and ecology that were then unknown, and this work continued until the year 2000. KBS researchers revived this project in the summers of 2018 and 2019, and current research at the site focuses on turtle diet, growth, longevity, and demography.

Course Fees: Members $170, Non-members $200

Cancellation Policy for Events Requiring Registration:  If a program is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances by the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, a full refund will be issued.  If a registrant must cancel before the event’s registration deadline, a full refund will be issued.  No refunds the day of an event or after.  For events that require prepayment, no space will be held without full payment.


Registration for Michigan Turtle Identification and Management is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2020.

There are 14 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at 269-671-2510 or birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.