Steve Enders

Steve is the Founder and Director of theTurtleRoom, responsible for theTurtleRoom's consistent achievement of its mission and goals, oversees all development of educational resources, and handles all the web and technical details. He also authors many of the educational resources for the site and works with other organizations (AZA and TSA) and privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. Steve holds a B.A. in Music (with concentrations in both Jazz Studies and Saxophone) from Lebanon Valley College and is a graduate student studying Mathematics at Millersville University. Currently, Steve keeps mainly the Graptemys species, many of which are presently threatened or endangered. His trio of Graptemys oculifera will be part of the upcoming AZA Species Survival Plan for the species. Additionally, he co-owns a group of Geoemyda spengleri with Anthony that are also listed in the AZA SSP for the species. He has also published a North American Regional Studbookstudbook for the Western Hermann's Tortoise (which he co-wrote with Chris Leone of Garden State Tortoise). Steve is a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance and Turtle & Tortoise Preservation Group as well as (Steve E), (theTurtleRoom), and (theTurtleRoom). You can contact him at [email protected], or on Twitter as @steveenders8. For more about Steve, head to his bio page.

The Pondcast, Episode 94

Riverside Reptiles

Tonight’s special guest is Brian Kleinman from Riverside Reptile and Education Center. Brian is EmmaLee’s boss, but she is his better half at work, being sure to keep him in line all the time.

The Pondcast, Episode 93

The Turtle Lover's Guidebook

Tonight’s special guest is Dr. Tony Monahan, author of the highly anticipated “Turtle Lover’s Guidebook.” Tony has been traveling the entire country, tirelessly, in an effort to document every zoo with a worthwhile turtle collection.

The Pondcast, Episode 92

NyQuil Time

Anthony forgot after work that he had a Pondcast that night. Kevin struggles with timeliness again. This episode will go down in history as the low point against which all other bad episodes will be measured.

The Pondcast, Episode 88

Daniel Parker of USARK Florida

This month, Daniel Parker joins The Pondcast to discuss one of the biggest issues of concern to private keepers and conservationists – potential legal changes in Florida and beyond.

The Pondcast, Episode 87

Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group with Dr. Craig Stanford

This month, we are joined by Dr. Craig Stanford. Craig is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at University of Southern California, studying both primates and chelonians.

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