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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.

Each Critters and Cabernet session lasts for 2 hours, and includes lessons mixed with live animal demonstrations and handling (if desired). There is, of course, no obligation to hold animals if you do not wish. The sessions occur in our glorious Amphibious AF Meeting Room, or in local wine shops in the Atlanta area, willing to host us.

Instructors are Amphibian Foundation Founders Mark & Crystal Mandica, with occasional guest lecturers.

Critters & Cabernet resumes this March (2019) at the Atlanta Science Festival and then will continue with monthly sessions at the Amphibian Foundation on the first Friday evening of each month (7 - 9 pm).

Critters & Cabernet Calendar

April 5th: Frogs I
May 3rd: Salamanders I
June 7th: Turtles I
July 5th: Lizards I
August 2nd: Snakes I
September 6th: Venomous Snakes of Georgia I
October 4th: Frogs II
November 1st: Salamanders II

December: No C & C (Amphibian Foundation Open House)

January 3rd: Turtles II
February 7th: Lizards II
March 6th: Snakes II
April 3rd: Venomous Snakes of Georgia II

Pricing & Registration

Critters & Cabernet sessions occur monthly in the evenings from 7-9 pm on the first Friday of the month.

Registration is $40 for each class . The entire series of 6 classes is $225 (Members, click the link below to register for the series for $210).

Registration for Part II sessions will open over the summer.

Member Discount

Annual and Sustaining Members of the Amphibian Foundation receive a $20 discount on the Master Herpetologist Program, and a $15 discount on the Critters & Cabernet series. To verify your membership and receive this discount, click the link below. You will be redirected to the Members' Registration Page.

You will need to know the date you registered, and membership type (eg: Striped Newt, Gopher Frog, Flatwoods Salamander, etc ...)

Membership Verification Form