Events and Happenings

Last year, 2014, was the Year of the Salamander, according to the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Celebrate with us!

Take a look at the calendar (it might take just a moment to load). Attend a conference. Come on a guided walk. Help with your neighborhood amphibian crossing. Or book your own presentation or outing with us— great for classes, troops, and organizations. Or send us something to add to the calendar. Let us know what you’d like to see! We look forward to meeting you.

Upcoming Classes

Wildlife & Fisheries Biology: Field Ornithology

Identification and field studies of birds, emphasizing resident species. Two weeks in summer. Co-taught with Dr. Allan Strong.

Course starts May 18, 2015. This course section is full, but let the University of Vermont and Jim Andrews know if you are interested in another session. Course and contact details at

Wildlife & Fisheries Biology: Field Herpetology Lab

"We spend most of our time out in the field live trapping turtles, catching snakes, and uncovering amphibians."

Week-long course starts June 8, 2015. Register through the University of Vermont (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing ed students accepted). Details at and at
This is the last summer we plan to teach this course! Beginning in fall of 2015, Jim will offer a fall reptile course and spring amphibian course, but no summer course.
Download the Course Promo Syllabus [PDF]
Download the Course Itinerary [PDF]

You also might find the calendar of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation of interest.

Teachers, group leaders, community groups, kids, naturalists and many others have met with Jim Andrews and other Atlas staff and volunteers to learn more about reptiles and amphibians in Vermont. We offer slide shows, field trips and much more. Use the form below to start booking an event for your class, troop, organization, or community.

In general, we charge $200 plus mileage and expenses for an presentation or field trip (depending somewhat on length). We usually give a discounted price for a combined, contiguous presentation and a field trip on the same day ($300). Thank you for your interest!

Get On the Calendar!

Type of Event:

A presentation usually lasts 1.5 hours; a Field Trip is usually 3 hours. Please let us know of any special needs or timing.

Possible Date(s):

Please note that weekends fill fastest and furthest in advance. Please suggest 2 alternative dates as well.

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