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College & Adult Courses

Biology of Amphibians

The Biology of Amphibians is taught at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA by Executive Director Mark Mandica. The class intended for adults, and is open to all.

Amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, efts and caecilians) are an incredibly diverse and interesting clade. This course explores the taxonomy of the major types of amphibians; defining each group and the characters that unite them before examining their biodiversity and adaptations. This course will be a deep dive into the biology, morphology, physiology, biogeography, and evolution of amphibians. Topics such as reproduction, metamorphosis, functional morphology, freeze tolerance and phenotypic plasticity will be covered in splendid detail. Special emphasis will be placed on the amphibians native to the metro Atlanta region.

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Critters & Cabernet

Critters & Cabernet debuted at the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival. This is the 21+ version of our popular children's program — Critter Camp.

C & C is a casual learning experience, with wine and reptiles ('what could go wrong?') in series format, so we focus on a specific topic or group of animals each session.

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Venomous Handling and Certification Program

Venomous Training Program

Working with the Rattlesnake Conservancy (TRC), we are pleased to offer a Venomous Handling and Certification Program at the Amphibian Foundation.

This 2-day workshop, developed by the Rattlesnake Conservancy, is a comprehensive training to prepare yourself for working with venomous snakes, or encountering them in the field safely. Using the techniques and protocols laid out by TRC, not a single person (TRC, AF staff or students) has ever been bitten by a venomous serpent.


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