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The Master Class in Amphibian Biology is taught at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA by Executive Director Mark Mandica. The class is offered through Agnes Scott's Continuing Education Program, 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.

The 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, and all required course materials are available for download.

The Master Class in Amphibian Biology is part 1 of 2 independent courses taught at Agnes Scott College by the Amphibian Foundation.

Location: Agnes Scott College, Bullock Science Center
Time: Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks; 2:30-5:30 p.m. each week

This class is wheelchair accessible


The Master Class is offered through Agnes Scott College's Continuing Education Program and is open to all. It is intended for adults, but there is no age requirement. Please contact us before registering anyone under 18.

The course runs for 8 weeks (8 consecutive Saturdays)

Registration is $100 for the class, and is open now! Class starts September 2019.

Registration is open

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