Snakes, lizards, turtles, and others comprise one of the most fascinating groups of vertebrates — the reptiles. There is hardly a group which inspires as much wonder, awe, and fear as this one. This course provides an exploration into reptiles beginning with how they arose on earth, and then discussing what they have been up to since they got here. Global biodiversity will be discussed in detail, exploring the major groups and their relationships to each other. The anatomy and physiology will be explored, as well as the ecological role of reptiles in keeping our environments healthy.
Special emphasis will be placed on the reptiles native to the Georgia Piedmont.
This course assumes a basic understanding of Biology and Comparative Anatomy, but are not requirements. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia (Jensen, et al) is suggested reading. All required course materials can be downloaded.
The class takes place over 8 Saturday afternoons; each Saturday class is 3 hours long (2:30-5:30PM); basically 3 regular classes in succession each Saturday.
Mar 14, 2020 - 02 :30 PM - Jul 18, 2020 - 05 :30 PM
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, United States
The popular IRL certificate program is now available as an online course! By popular request anyone anywhere can join us for a deep dive into the world of amphibians and reptiles. The course is sure to fill up fast, so register today!
For more information and to register, see the Amphibian Foundation's website: masterherper.amphibianfoundation.org
May 27, 2020 - 06 :00 PM - Sep 02, 2020 - 08 :00 PM
By popular demand - Registration is now open for the Fall/Winter semester of the Master Herpetologist Program ONLINE.
Join us for a dynamic course in Herpetology, featuring a global team of instructors and researchers. Become certified, and take a deep dive with us!
For more information, see: masterherpetologist.org
Sep 30, 2020 - 06 :00 PM - Sep 30, 2020 - 08 :00 PM
The Amphibian Foundation, Atlanta, United States