Weekday Science: Reptiles and Amphibians presented by Dr. Hoffman

Wednesday October 12

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7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Preregistration required for this program that is geared for adults or interested teens (13 and up).

These lectures alternate times to serve both retirees and working adults.  Each session will begin with a tribute to our volunteers and announcements from member action teams, followed by a guest lecture. On weeknights, feel free to bring your dinner at 6 pm to socialize with staff and/or each other. 

Butt Breathing Through Winter: The Secret Lives of Ohio’s Reptiles and Amphibians 

Presented by Dr. Andrew Hoffman

As winter approaches, many people wonder how frogs, turtles, salamanders, and snakes survive. Learn why frogs don’t freeze solid in the ice, how aquatic turtles can sink to the bottom of mud for months without gills, when, why, and where snakes tangle up together en masse, and where box turtles go when the going gets tough. Along the way, learn about how local amphibians and reptiles reproduce and live, what threats they face, and how we can help them survive. Dr. Hoffman is a natural crowd pleaser with his tales of the trails.

Dr. Hoffman has studied endangered and threatened wildlife in three states and has over a decade of field research experience including radio-telemetry, mark-recapture studies, and biodiversity surveys. He has organized and taught biology and ecology labs at three Universities and taught a science writing and communication course at The Ohio State University. He is equally at ease in the public eye and in the field and believes that true conservation requires a strong presence in both arenas.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist graduates can apply this program to their continuing education hours. 

Program participants meet at Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Auditorium (Rowe Woods location).

Members $5; nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission). 

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