New Staff at Adopt-A-Pond

Welcome to Nadine and Amy, our two new seasonal staff at Adopt-A-Pond. Nadine studied Zoology at the University of Guelph and completed a Master’s project on the star-nosed mole at the University of Manitoba. She has worked in the past for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority doing frog call surveys, salamander board surveys and breeding bird surveys and also has experience conducting acoustic bat surveys with Natural Resource Solutions, Inc. She has also volunteered for S.T.A.R.T. (Saving Turtles at Risk Today) which involved radiotracking Blanding’s turtles in the Muskoka area. At Adopt-A-Pond, Nadine is working with Tisha, our graduate student, to radiotrack and monitor Blanding’s turtles in the field as part of our Blanding’s turtles headstart conservation program.


Nadine working with Blanding’s turtles in the field.


Amy is currently studying Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. She has worked in veterinary clinics in the past and also did her high school co-op with Adopt-A-Pond. We are quite excited to have Amy back working with us. She is our main turtle care staff member; she is taking care of our Blanding’s turtles and Wood turtles at the Toronto Zoo before they are released to the wild as part of our headstart conservation program.

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Amy taking care of the wood turtles.


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