International Sea Turtle Society's Annual Symposium

Amy Tan and Robyn Reeve, Biology Graduate Students - 2013

Amy spent 10 weeks of the summer of 2012 in Honduras working with Dr. Stephen Dunbar from Loma Linda University and his non-profit organization ProTECTOR (Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach and Research). The researcher she worked with directly was  LLU masters student and WWU alumna, Lindsey Damazo.

In February 2013, Amy and Robyn attended the International Sea Turtle Society’s Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. The conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland and had over 1000 attendees representing 75 different countries. Amy presented a poster entitled, “900 Hours on Nesting Beaches: ProTECTOR Volunteer Efforts in Honduras,” as part of a special set of posters addressing the 2013 theme of “Connections.” Amy's poster highlighted the work done by six ProTECTOR volunteers, including Robyn Reeve (another WWU student) and Amy, and the significant role which volunteers can play in furthering research efforts.   Robyn presented a poster entitled, "Profiles of Protected Area Nesting Beaches at Pumpkin Hill and Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Honduras."