Introduction to the Mojave Desert Tortoise
Online Lecture Course
This course will be online via ZOOM and open to all who register and pay.
Registration will open July 9.
Cost & Registration
The cost of the online lecture course is $150 ($50 for students). Each individual will have to register separately, do not have anyone register for you. Students must send proof of current school registration to the email address below.
You can arrange payment by a payer other than yourself by entering that person’s email in the “Payer Email” field, in the registration form. You must then notify us at the email address below so we can forward the invoice to the payer. You may also request via email to have your paid position reassigned to another person within your company or agency.
You must register and pay the invoice (this is a 2-step process) in order to receive an email with the code to register for the outdoor field workshop. Materials and the link to join the course will be sent by email prior to the start of the course.
Full refunds will be given should the course be cancelled. Paid registrants may request refunds up to October 25, less a $10 handing fee. Email is sufficient to request a cancellation and refund. There is no option for attending only part of the course.
If you would like to pay by check, you can click the “Invoice Me” button, at the end of the online registration process, and mail a check payable to Desert Tortoise Council (with “Intro Course” on the memo line) to:
Desert Tortoise Council
4654 East Avenue S #257B
Palmdale, CA 93552
This online lecture course includes specific information about the biology, ecology, habitat preferences, life history, and health of the Mojave Desert Tortoise as well as presentation of the threats this species faces today. We will introduce how we do field surveys and tortoise handling and provide an introduction to the permits and authorizations that are required from various agencies. This course is designed for wildlife biologists, zoologists, natural resource specialists, wildlife managers, land managers and recreation specialists and may be useful for teachers, students, professionals working with the public, and the general public.
Recordings of the course will be available to registered participants as online, read-only files. This will allow you to focus on the lectures during the course and make detailed notes after the class is over. You will not receive a copy of the course recordings.
For your registration you will receive:
- Access to the entire lecture course.
- Certification of participation as soon as you complete the post course evaluation online.
- Access to recordings of the course, online and read only.
- Email access to course presenters for additional questions.
- Copies of pdf files listing permitting agencies and appropriate references to tortoise biology and conservation.
- Satisfaction of the prerequisite for the Introductory Outdoor Field Workshop
- Early access to registration for the next Introductory Workshop on Field Techniques if you are not able to attend this year.
NOTE: We cannot guarantee enough places for all who want to register for the Outdoor Field Workshop this year, nor do we know at this time what our plans will be for 2022.
Please be prepared to use Zoom. Be sure you have a good internet connection and please use a computer, not a phone or tablet. . Chrome and Microsoft Edge are excellent. Safari and Firefox are usually OK. Do not use Internet Explorer. Download the free Zoom app ahead of time. By registering you agree not to share your course access code with anyone else.