Attend this one day training to qualify as an ambassador for reptile and amphibian conservation in Virginia. Virginia Master Naturalist Tim Christensen (Historic Rivers Chapter) and the Virginia Herpetological Society have put together this train-the-trainer opportunity specifically for Master Naturalists. You will leave the training with the knowledge and materials to give presentations on reptile and amphibian conservation for community groups (such as homeowner’s associations, teachers, hiking clubs, garden clubs, etc.)


Reptiles and amphibians are declining in diversity and numbers. Habitat loss is a big issue, but they also suffer from a lack of positive PR. Virginia Master Naturalists are the perfect candidates to be PR agents for these ecologically important critters.


The next workshop will be Saturday, November 6, 2010, with registration starting at 9:00 am and the workshop running from 9:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm. (Note: future workshops in other regions are still in the planning stages, so if you can’t attend this one due to distance or time, you’ll likely have other opportunities.)


Human Services Building, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The address is 5249 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.


Any Virginia Master Naturalist willing to commit to doing at least one presentation on conservation of reptiles and amphibians in Virginia is welcome to attend. The workshop is limited to 45 people, though, so register soon. It is first-come, first-serve, and there will be a waiting list.


Register by emailing BOTH Tim at mtnc066@msn.com and Michelle Prysby at masternaturalist@vt.edu. It’s preferred that you register via email if possible. If you cannot register via email please call 757-874-8098.


This workshop is available free of charge. Many thanks to the Historic Rivers Chapter for sponsoring this workshop!