Lori Scott

Blogger Profile: Lori Scott

Lori Scott is a research associate at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas. She is responsible for maintaining the animal records and database for the Center; in addition, she works in the local community to provide desert tortoise education and outreach. Lori obtained her degree in animal science from California Polytechnic State University and has worked in conservation education programs for the last six years. She hopes to play a significant role in recovery of this important keystone species by encouraging proper stewardship of our natural resources through continued community outreach and education programs.
Desert Tortoise: Winter Improvement Tips

Desert Tortoise: Winter Improvement Tips

You might be a seasoned tortoise custodian or just getting started; either way, here are some simple and helpful tips for making the home habitat safe and interactive for your tortoise.   read more

Desert Tortoises Spotlight Teacher Workshop

Desert Tortoises Spotlight Teacher Workshop

Getting kids excited about science and math can be a huge hurdle for many teachers, and this was one of our main motivations for developing the desert tortoise workshop.   read more

Desert Tortoises Pose for Photos

Desert Tortoises Pose for Photos

Maybe the impressively large male tortoise I’m trying to get the perfect picture of would wait a second longer if he only knew these photos could change his life.   read more

Pet Desert Tortoise Hotline: Educational Outreach

Pet Desert Tortoise Hotline: Educational Outreach

With so much activity on the hotline, we are excited to be moving forward with a new pet desert tortoise outreach project. This has been the basis for a partnership with a local high school and some exceptional students helping to improve the lives of captive desert tortoises in southern Nevada!   read more

Desert Tortoise: NOT Apartment-friendly Pet

Desert Tortoise: NOT Apartment-friendly Pet

I was shocked to learn one of the tortoises had recently died from an apparent case of predation; all three had been living on a small, concrete patio with a cardboard box for a “burrow.”   read more