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    Courses, Classes and Educational Programs for All Ages
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Master Herpetologist Program

The Master Herpetologist Certification Program is offered both at the Amphibian Foundation and online, and is taught by a diversity of herpetologists from around the world.

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Biology of the Reptiles

Biology of the Reptiles is offered during Spring semesters at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. The course is open to all.

— This class will be offered 100% online this semester and will start in March —

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Critter Class

Our award-winning Critter Camp has been adapted into an engaging school-year program called Critter Class.

Week-long classes; 60 minutes per day

Students explore concepts in biology, ecology and conservation and learning a safe, hands-on approach with reptiles and amphibians from expert instructors.

Critter Class is offered as two separate classes (Amphibians & Reptiles), each is a week long!

Critter Class: Amphibians

Learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts!

Register, Ages 6-9 Register, Ages 10-14

Critter Class: Reptiles

Learn about turtles, lizards, snakes, crocodilians, and venomous reptiles!

Register, Ages 6-9 Register, Ages 10-14

Volunteers and Interns

The Amphibian Foundation has worked with and trained many amazing volunteers and interns over the years. Our programs and initiatives are dependent upon these important relationships. Whether you are interested in husbandry and helping us take care of the over 200 reptiles and amphibians in our education collection, rearing endangered species of amphibian for conservation programs, teaching Critter Camp or helping us post amphibian conservation advancements on social media, there are many opportunities to get involved with The Amphibian Foundation and saving amphibians! Volunteer engagement that inspires conservation action.

If our volunteers are 1) taught work ethics such as teamwork and leadership skills; 2) provided with training in presentation and interpretive skills; 3) taught skills in working with animals and their environment; and 4) exposed to career options in education, conservation, and science fields, then they will develop core conservation values, be stewards of the environment, and possess job and presentation skills to become positive and productive members of society.


Volunteers are the backbone of The Amphibian Foundation. We would not be able to accomplish our conservation goals without the talent and support of our passionate volunteers. The Amphibian Foundation generally has over 20 volunteers at a time, and to keep things flowing, productive and organized, these volunteers are required to come in at a specific time/day once a week. Volunteers are assigned specific tasks in certain collections so their weekly shifts allow them to become familiar with the programs, initiatives and collections within which they work.

Volunteer shifts are typically 2-3 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Open Volunteer Positions
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  • Education & Outreach

    The Amphibian Foundation's Education Team needs assistance for upcoming regional educational and outreach programs, including Critter Camp, our reptile and amphibian summer and school-year camp. If you are interested in gaining valuable teaching and outreach experience, and enjoy speaking with children about reptiles and amphibians, please reach out to us. We provide all necessary training and support. Positions Open Now
  • Collections

    The Collections Team is currently full. Collections Volunteer shifts are Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 12:00.

    If you are interested in volunteering in the collections, please reach out to us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We would be happy to discuss your interests and potential upcoming openings.
  • Communications

    Schedule flexible, with possibilities to work remotely | The Communications Team needs assistance with regular content updates and newletter/article submissions. 2-3 hours per week focusing on conservation messaging and developments within the Foundation and partners. Positions Open Now


Interns generally focus on a specific goal or project within the foundation. The project can either be assigned by the director or suggested by the intern and/or the intern’s academic advisor. The point is to provide a project goal which can be completed during the length of the internship. Internships can last a semester or longer, depending on what is arranged with the intern, the director and/or the academic advisor. These internships are generally 2-6 hours per week at a set time/day or can be flexible depending on how the internship is arranged. Interns from Atlanta colleges can often get school credit for their internships.

Internships are typically unpaid unless prior arrangements have been made through a funding program.

Apply to the Internship Program
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  • Apply for an Internship

    To apply for an internship, please provide the following materials: 1) A short Statement of Interest. Two or more paragraphs indicating your interest, experience and what you hope to achieve through an internship at The Amphibian Foundation. 2) A Letter of Support from academic advisor, professor or mentor. 3) Applicants are encouraged to provide a CV, but it is not necessary.
  • Scientific Illustration Internships

    The Amphibian Foundation offers semester-long internships in the field of Scientific Illustration. Illustration interns are generally expected to spend 2-3 hours per week on biology and conservation based illustration and graphic projects, which can be completed in a semester. There is only one available opening per semester, with the option of working in tandem with Emory's Science.Art.Wonder program. Now accepting applications for: Fall 2020

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