Junior Master Herpetologist Program - Ages 12-14

100% Online | Asynchronous | 8 week program | Certificate program | Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is offered as an 8 week virtual class, hosted by the Amphibian Foundation. It is based on our acclaimed Master Herpetologist Program (for adults) and adapted for a younger audience. The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is perfect for young adults, aged 12-14 interested in amphibians and reptiles as well as those interested in exploring the field of herpetology.

The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is lead by Master Herpetologist and Lead Venomous Instructor, Maryann Barbon and instructed by multiple AF Master Herpetologist virtual educators.

The Junior Master Herpetologist Program is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning, allowing students to process the information at their own pace, and to enroll in the course from anywhere in the world. There will be weekly 1 hour live sessions on Saturdays, in addition to the pre-recorded lectures and assignments on the topics below. Students are encouraged to attend the live sessions on Saturdays, but it is not required. During this hour, students will be able to ask questions of our instructors as well as participate in our live animal demonstrations. Students are welcome and encouraged to introduce their own pet amphibians and reptiles, as well. In each week, the live sessions will be offered at 2 different times (1 am & 1 pm EST for ages 12-14; and 12am & 12pm for ages 15-17), so hopefully students wishing to attend the live sessions can join one of them.

Course Schedule - Class starts Saturday, July 20, 2024

Registration closes on July 18. We are not able to enroll students after registration closes.

Week 1 - Introduction to Amphibians & Reptiles
Week 2 - Caecilians & Salamanders
Week 3 - Frogs & Toads
Week 4 - Tuatara & Lizards
Week 5 - Snakes
Week 6 - Turtles & Crocodilians
Week 7 - Study Sessions
Week 8 - Final Exam

Students who complete the course successfully will be certified Junior Master Herpetologists. The registration fee covers all lectures, handouts, and reading materials & the certificate.

Bearded Dragon on the Computer 


Event Information

Event Date 07-20-2024 1:00 pm
Registered 18
Individual Price $225.00
Location Online

Venue Information - Online

Many of our courses are online, and links required to participate (Zoom, Moodle) will be provided prior to class.