Herpetology Celebration

Herpetology Celebration

If you go to the upcoming Herpetology Celebration in Burlington you will be able to engage in hands-on experiences with reptiles and amphibians, go on a nature walk to spot them, create art and jewelry that reflect a love of herps, and enjoy a Native American storyteller's account of how culture and science interact. Other activities include tracking turtles with Boykin spaniels trained to sniff them out. Admission is free to the community event, held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cedarock Park, a historical farm and rural park located about six miles south of I-85 and I-40. The celebration is part of Herpetology Education in Rural Places and Spaces (HERPS), aimed at educating the public about local reptiles and amphibians and assisting students in developing an interest in science. For more about this celebration, call (336) 278-5854 or email Dr. Terry Tomasek at ttomasek@elon.edu. For information about another HERPS celebration tentatively planned at press time for September 12 in Pembroke, email Dr. Andrew Ash at andy.ash@uncp.edu or call (910) 521-6418. For more about HERPS in general, visit www.uncg.edu/bio/TheHERPProject.

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