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Reptile & Amphibian Workshop for Educators (Virginia)


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Posted by John_White on October 09, 2002 at 11:58:05:

This four-hour workshop, which can be applied toward four certification points, will introduce educators to the interesting world of herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians). A panel of experts in the fields of research, education and wildlife management will provide a variety of information and activities that can be taken back into the their classrooms and wildlife centers. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn:

Which amphibians and reptiles live in Virginia

Reptile and amphibian identification

Internet sources available on amphibians and reptiles

Endangered species and the laws that protect these creatures

Habitat restoration for reptiles and amphibians

Captive care and handling of these animals

Live reptiles and amphibians will be available for the educators to view and hold. Each participant will receive resource materials to take back to their schools and centers. Participants are invited to stay after the workshop for the Virginia Herpetological Society's fall symposium on mole salamanders.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2002
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $10.00
Location: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, Virginia

To register contact:
Jason Gibson
181 Samuel Court
Danville, VA 24540
Phone: (434) 724-9034
Email: frogman31@earthlink.net




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