In-person Advanced Junior Master Herpetologist Program - Ages 15-17

The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is offered as an 16 week in-person class, hosted at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, GA USA. It is based on our acclaimed Master Herpetologist Program (for adults) and adapted for a younger audience. The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is perfect for young learners, aged 15-17 interested in amphibians and reptiles as well as those interested in exploring the field of herpetology.

The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is led by AF Education Coordinators and Master Herpetologists, Amanda Dahlgren and Taylor Cone.

The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is rooted in hands-on learning, and covers the major amphibian and reptile groups: Frogs, Salamanders, Caecilians, Tuatara, Lizards, Snakes, Turtles, and Crocs, including Georgia animals too. By the end of the course, students will have a foundation of herpetological knowledge upon which they can build. The online Junior Master Herpetologist Program has been a world-wide success and we are very excited to offer it at our location in Atlanta, where we have hundreds of amphibian and reptile ambassadors available to help along the journey. Each class starts with a lesson, then a short break, followed by handling time for the group of animals discussed that day. Limited to 20 students. We offer 2 age groups.

Fall Schedule - Class starts Saturday, September 14, 2024.

Class meets every other Saturday at the Amphibian Foundation, except the local field trip. The semester ends with the final exam on Dec 21, 2024.

Section 1 - Introduction to Amphibians & Reptiles
Section 3 - Frogs & Toads
Section 4 - Tuatara & Lizards
Section 5 - Field Trip (Metro Atlanta Location TBD)
Section 6 - Snakes
Section 7 - Turtles + Crocs
Section 8 - Final Exam

Students who complete the course successfully will be certified Junior Master Herpetologists, and are then eligible for adult courses at AF. The registration fee covers all lectures, handouts, and reading materials & the certificate.


Event Information

Event Date 09-14-2024 1:30 pm
Capacity 20
Registered 0
Individual Price $275.00
Location Amphibian Foundation

Venue Information - Amphibian Foundation

The Amphibian Foundation is located at the beautiful Blue Heron Nature Preserve @ 4055 Roswell Rd. NE Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30342.

Our building is at the corner of Roswell Rd and Lakemore Dr, and there is a short bridge to cross into our parking lot. If the lot is full, there is plenty of parking along Rickenbacker Drive, and there is a path from Rickenbacker to our building.

The direct entrance to AF is not the main entrance to the building. Our side entrance is off to the right, up a ramp. AF is not open to the public, so that door is always locked, unless it is left opened for events and classes.

Come in the door, walk through the winding hallway, go through a second door, and turn right up the stairs. AF is located primarily on the second floor of the building, and unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible.