Events and Happenings

This year, 2014, is the Year of the Salamander, according to the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Celebrate with us!

Take a look at the calendar (it might take just a moment to load). Attend a conference. Come on a guided walk. Help with your neighborhood amphibian crossing. Or book your own presentation or outing with us— great for classes, troops, and organizations. Or send us something to add to the calendar. Let us know what you’d like to see! We look forward to meeting you.

Upcoming Classes

Wildlife & Fisheries Biology: Herpetology

"Identification, natural history, and conservation of Vermont's reptiles and amphibians. All Vermont species will be introduced and discussed and twenty will be assigned for further study. The course will consist of four on-campus PowerPoint presentations, three full-day field trips, one final classroom session, and assigned writing and fieldwork."

Course starts January 13, 2014. Register through the the University of Vermont (enrolled and continuing ed students accepted). Details at http://learn.uvm.edu/courselistspring/course.php?term=201401&crn=11950

Four-Season Birding

"Students will learn to locate and identify many of our local bird species by field marks, form, song, and habitat as a first step to knowledge of their natural history and conservation. We will discuss how and why the birds found in our region change over the seasons, how and where to find them, and characteristics of some of our more common bird families."

Course starts February 22, 2014. Register through the Hogback Community College. Details at http://www.familyforests.org/public-education/events.shtml#Birding2014

Tree Identification

"Whether you are managing land, cutting firewood, searching for wildlife, or just enjoying the beauty and diversity of trees, being able to identify trees is both useful and fun. It also fosters greater understanding of our local biodiversity, ecology, and improved stewardship of our local landscapes. This course will introduce you to year-round tree identification."

Course starts March 1, 2014. Register through the Hogback Community College. Details at http://www.familyforests.org/public-education/events.shtml#Trees2014

You also might find the calendar of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation of interest.

Teachers, group leaders, community groups, kids, naturalists and many others have met with Jim Andrews and other Atlas staff and volunteers to learn more about reptiles and amphibians in Vermont. We offer slide shows, field trips and much more. Use the form below to start booking an event for your class, troop, organization, or community.

In general, we charge $200 plus mileage and expenses for an presentation or field trip (depending somewhat on length). We usually give a discounted price for a combined, contiguous presentation and a field trip on the same day ($300). Thank you for your interest!

Get On the Calendar!

Type of Event:

A presentation usually lasts 1.5 hours; a Field Trip is usually 3 hours. Please let us know of any special needs or timing.

Possible Date(s):

Please note that weekends fill fastest and furthest in advance. Please suggest 2 alternative dates as well.


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