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Two herpetology experiences offered summer 2018:
1. Cal Poly Herpetology Course
This 3-week course is open to college students. Prerequisite: college-level introductory biology. Students will earn 4 quarter units or 3 semester units (upper division) for BIO S324 (Herpetology). The 3-week course will take place July 17-Aug 3, 2018. Weeks 1 and 3 (July 17-20, July 30-Aug 3) will take place on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Week 2 (July 22-27) will take place at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona. The fee of $1989 covers all course fees, room and board in Arizona, and transportation to/from SWRS and the Tucson airport. Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/y9j96qlt
2. Field Herpetology of the Southwest...
SWHS members! Bring your herps and join us for a fun day of Education Outreach at the Placerita Nature Center Open House. Many fun booths with crafts, nature education, hikes, even panning for gold! Please contact us at [email protected] to sign up and let us know which animals you will be bringing. This is an indoor event and open to the public. If we have a large group, they will move us outdoors in the shade.
Saturday, May 12th. Set up is at 7:30 am and we break down at 3 pm. Just a friendly reminder your SWHS membership must be current to participate in outreach events for insurance purposes.
Chatsworth Nature Preserve Earth Day Open House - Saturday April 7
SWHS members! The SWHS will have an outdoor booth at the open house. Please contact us at [email protected] or the coordinator Rande Gallant at [email protected] to sign up. Set up is at 8 am and we break down at 3 pm. Just a friendly reminder your SWHS membership must be current to participate in outreach events for insurance purposes.
Southwestern Herpetologists Society Insurance Policy in conjunction with member privileges:
Only current Southwestern Herpetologists Society (SWHS) members are permitted to interact with the general public while handling herps at Education Outreach events. Members have the privilege of personally sharing their reptilian and amphibian friends with the public for education purposes. This a SWHS member only privilege.
Non-members do not have this privilege but may assist with booth set up, break down, selling SWHS fundraiser items, and interacting verbally with the public. Non-members are NOT permitted to assist in any way with the public's interaction with members' animals.
It is at member's discretion whether or not to allow the general...
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