Online Course This intensive class provides an introduction to applied herpetology and explores some of the projects, methods, and tools researchers are using to preserve the world's herpetological biodiversity. Amphibians and reptiles are some of the world's most imperiled species, and this class provides an opportunity to learn about what is currently being done to help them. Course content includes classification and identification of amphibians and reptiles, 'herping' equipment, frog calls, attracting amphibians/reptiles and backyard wildlife habitat, survey techniques and equipment, repatriation and translocation programs, head-starting & assisted metamorphosis, and captive propagation with experimental release into the wild. This course is a deep dive into the world of amphibians and reptiles, and is intended to create a foundation of conservation knowledge upon which students can build.
The course fee includes lectures, handouts, exam, and optional live Zoom discussions with the Lead Instructor. The class is intended for adults. Please contact us before registering someone under the age of 18 Registration is not open yet for the Master Herpetologist: Conservation Edition, but if you sign up for the mailing list, we will let you know as soon as it opens.