August 31 will be here before you know it. Register online today for the 2013 Midwest Herpetological Symposium and start planning your trip! Click on the Event Registration tab on the navigation bar to get signed up. Register three weeks prior to the symposium you will receive a free Midwest Herpetological Symposium T-Shirt.
Dr. Robert Sprackland- Author of Giant Lizards. This book got many
people interested in herpetology, he is also the author of over 70 publications on herps.
Dr. Mike Dreslik: Massasauga Conservation in Illinois. Mike did his PhD work on the massasaugas of Southern Illinois.
Jessi Krebs: Target Training Alligators for Medical Purposes. Jessi is the
Curator of Herpetology at Henry Dorley Zoo in Omaha.
Chawna Schutte: Ozark Hellbender release work at the St. Louis Zoo. Chawna works
in the herp department and is responsible for the entire hellbender project.
Toren Hill: The Burmese Pythons of Southern, Florida. A CIHS member, Toren just
returned working on his masters project with both the American crocodile and Burmese python.
Dr Travis Wilcoxen: Amphibian Development and Disease. Travis is the former
President of CIHS and an Assistant Professor at Millikin University.
Bob Bavirsha: Catching Crocodilians in Northern Illinois. Bob is a long time
member of the Chicago Herpetological Society, he has been responsible for catching hundreds of released crocodilians.
Justin Michels: Herping in Southern, Illinois. Justin is one of the premier filed herpers in the United States.
Another topic: Illinois Alligator Snapping Turtle Release Program
**** If you have never attended a Midwest Herpetological Symposium this is a 24/7 event! If you like socializing, listening to speakers, eating, going to a sale, or herping, this event has it all! Many of the top breeders, herpetoculturists, and herpetologists attend this meeting. We have a hospitality area open all night if you fell the need to talk, we will be providing food and beverages. If you have animals to sell please bring them as well.
The Symposium will be held at Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria reservations can
be made at 1-800-659-2220 The cost of the rooms are $109.00 per night, please mention the symposium to get this discount. We have a forty room block available until two weeks prior to the symposium. House keeping will not be available if you have animals.
The cost of the symposium is $75. dollars the dinner cost is an additional $20.
the dinner will be catered by Bastas in East Peoria.
There is an additional cost of $40. dollars per person for those wanting to go
on the Southern Illinois field trip, space is also limited.
The cost to rent tables is $30. dollars, table space is limited. Please contact
us. To attend just the sale is $5.dollars, full registration gets you into the show.
Animals can be sold all weekend in your rooms only if you attend the symposium.
For more information contact Doug Holmes 309-682-3938