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Education

Education is our passion!

Education sits at the heart of the Hoosier Herp Society's mission. We believe that fostering understanding about Indiana's rich reptilian and amphibian biodiversity can spark respect and conscious conservation efforts. Dispelling misconceptions and highlighting these creatures' ecological roles is central to our endeavors.

 

We extend our educational commitment by welcoming academic researchers to present new findings at our monthly meetings. This collaboration fuels our understanding and keeps us abreast of cutting-edge herpetological research.

 

Our aim is not only to disseminate information but also to build a knowledgeable and proactive community that values and champions Indiana's unique herpetological heritage. To us, education is the key that unlocks collective responsibility and passion for conserving our natural world.

Past Speakers

Our Past Speakers section showcases a diverse array of professionals who've graced our platform, sharing their knowledge and passion for herpetology. From academic researchers unveiling new findings to Department of Natural Resources personnel, zookeepers sharing real-world experiences, and museum collection managers providing unique insights, these speakers have enhanced our understanding and appreciation of the reptilian and amphibian world. Explore their contributions and be inspired by the depth and breadth of their expertise.

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Dr. Michael Finkler

Professor of Physiology

Indiana University Kokomo

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Mike Pingleton

Author and Podcaster

"The Redfoot Manual"

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Dr. Rob Denton

Assistant Professor

Marian University, Indianapolis

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Dr. Rod Williams

Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement

Texas Tech University

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Nathan Engbrecht

Indiana State Herpetologist

Department of Natural Resources

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Dr. Robert (Bob) Brodman

Professor

Claremont McKenna College

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Kristen Wiley

Co-operator

Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Kristen Wiley, Co-Director and Founder of Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade, Kentucky, USA

Dr. Bruce Kingsbury

Professor in the Biology Department

Purdue University Fort Wayne

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