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MATTS Meeting Schedule


MATTS meetings are open to the public. We look forward to having you attend! Although meetings are normally held on Saturdays at the Banneker Museum, our meeting location has temporarily changed to the Christian Temple-Disciples of Christ Church at 5820 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville, MD due to construction at Banneker. Please check the schedule to determine whether a meeting will be held in-person or virtually.


The Banneker Museumis located at 300 Oella Avenue in Catonsville, Maryland. The museum is located on 142 acres of stream valley woodland. The park is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife habitat and the preservation of the natural history of the land. This historic park features panoramic nature trails, archaeological sites and living history areas, which recreate the colonial farm and life of the Banneker family who purchased the land in 1734.

See map for details and directions. Please park in front and use the main entrance.
Meeting begins at 7:00pm   -   Speakers from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Meetings & Events

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Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 - General MATTS membership meeting - The meeting is open to the pubilc and will start at 7:00 pm with speaker at 7:30 pm.

This hybrid meeting will be in-person, with the optional Zoom link sent to MATTS members via email.  The meeting will be held at the Christian Temple-Disciples of Christ Church at 5820 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville, MD  in their Fellowship Hall. 

Come join Susquehannock Wildlife Society's Conservation Director, John Garrison and Executive Director, Scott McDaniel as they share their exciting long term research project on the rare and declining Wood Turtle in Maryland. Wood Turtles are a candidate species to be listed federally under the Endangered Species Act and the SWS team is currently working to better understand the habitat use, home range, nesting ecology, and population dynamics of an isolated population using radio telemetry and other methods. They began a head-starting program in partnership with the Maryland Zoo and Maryland DNR to help mitigate various threats such as nest predation, road mortality, habitat degradation, and illegal collection.