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Involvement

Outreach

Get Involved!

The Hoosier Herp Society invites you to engage in our diverse and exciting outreach opportunities, where learning comes alive through hands-on, interactive experiences with the enchanting world of herpetology.

Herp-Related Field Trips: We offer field trips that take participants on a journey into various habitats of reptiles and amphibians. Guided by our expert herpetologists, these trips offer unparalleled insights into herp behavior, survival strategies, and unique adaptations. It's a fantastic way to foster appreciation and understanding of herps in their natural environments.

Herp Surveys: Join us in our critical conservation work through herp surveys. These surveys, including methods like coverboard monitoring, help assess the types and abundance of herp species in specific areas. By participating, you'll contribute to vital data collection, learn about different species and their habitats, and understand the importance of maintaining biodiversity.

Frog Call Surveys: We also conduct frog call surveys, which are both fun and educational. Participants learn to identify various species of frogs and toads by their distinctive calls, gaining a deeper understanding of these unique amphibians and their role in the ecosystem.

Each outreach activity not only adds to your understanding of herpetology but also contributes to local conservation efforts. These experiences provide an enjoyable and informative way to connect with nature and support herpetological conservation.

For more information, or to get involved, visit the 'Contact Us' page on our website. Let's explore, learn, and conserve together with the Hoosier Herp Society!

  • HHS Monthly Board Meetings
    HHS Monthly Board Meetings
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 12
    Nexus Impact Center
    Jun 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Nexus Impact Center , 9511 Angola Ct unit 200, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
    Jun 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Nexus Impact Center , 9511 Angola Ct unit 200, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
    Be a part of our Board Meetings, where your ideas can help steer the Hoosier Herp Society's mission. Contribute to our decision-making, engage in enriching discussions, and collaborate with fellow reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. Your insights could shape the future of herpetology with us.
  • International Herpetological Symposium
    International Herpetological Symposium
    Wed, Jun 19
    Knoxville
    Jun 19, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT – Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
    Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Jun 19, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT – Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
    Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Head to Knoxville with HHS for the 46th International Herpetological Symposium! 🌎🐢 Perfectly situated for herping enthusiasts, Knoxville is near the Great Smoky Mountains and home to Zoo Knoxville. See you there for a world of herpetological discovery! 🐍🏞️ #IHSKnoxville
  • Hoosier Herp Society Monthly Meeting
    Hoosier Herp Society Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 19
    Holliday Park Nature Center
    Jun 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
    Jun 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
    Join our Monthly Herp Meetings, where enthusiasts and experts converge to share knowledge and explore the riveting world of reptiles and amphibians. Engage in lively discussions, stay informed on the latest herpetology news, and be part of an enthusiastic community. Dive into herpetology with us!
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles 2024 Meeting
    Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles 2024 Meeting
    Thu, Jun 27
    Ann Arbor
    Jun 27, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jun 30, 2024, 8:00 PM EDT
    Ann Arbor, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jun 30, 2024, 8:00 PM EDT
    Ann Arbor, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Get ready for the SSAR 2024 Meeting with HHS, PARC, and ISHBH at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from June 27-30! 🐸🐍 Join us for scientific sessions, networking, and exploring herpetology at its finest. A must-attend event for herp enthusiasts! #SSAR2024 #HerpetologyMeeting 🎓🔬
  • Snakefest 2024
    Snakefest 2024
    Sat, Jul 13
    Nashville
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Nashville, Parkview Ln, Nashville, IN 47448, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Nashville, Parkview Ln, Nashville, IN 47448, USA
    Join HHS at Snakefest 2024 for a slithering adventure! 🐍 Meet Brown County & O'Bannon Woods State Park naturalists and the Indiana Herpetological Society for a day of reptile displays, learning, and fun. Enjoy hourly presentations, petting, and photo ops! 🦎🌿 #Snakefest2024
  • HHS Kayak/Canoe Float
    HHS Kayak/Canoe Float
    Sat, Jul 27
    Edinburgh
    Jul 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Edinburgh, 4220 W 700 N, Edinburgh, IN 46124, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Edinburgh, 4220 W 700 N, Edinburgh, IN 46124, USA
    Mark your calendars for a day of adventure, camaraderie, and herpetology! Join the Hoosier Herp Society for a thrilling kayaking trip at Blues Canoes in Edinburgh, Indiana. Make sure to sign up as HHS member to join!
  • Columbus Venom Conference
    Columbus Venom Conference
    Fri, Sep 06
    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065, USA
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065, USA
    Join the Columbus Venom Conference on September 6, 2024, at the Columbus Zoo! Enjoy expert talks on venom, CME and FAWM credits, and a special reception with behind-the-scenes access to the reptile house. Tickets are on sale now, with in-person and virtual options available.
  • Midwest Herpetological Symposium
    Midwest Herpetological Symposium
    Fri, Sep 20
    St. Louis
    Sep 20, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT – Sep 22, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT
    St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
    Sep 20, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT – Sep 22, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT
    St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
    Mark your calendars for the Midwest Herpetological Symposium in St. Louis, September 20-22! Details are still to come, but expect engaging presentations and networking opportunities focused on reptile and amphibian conservation. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting event!
  • North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show
    North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 12
    Tinley Park
    Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Tinley Park, 18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477, USA
    Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Tinley Park, 18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477, USA
    Mark your calendars for the North American Reptile Breeders Conference! Located at the Tinley Park Convention Center in IL, this event is a reptile lover's dream. From educational talks to a diverse marketplace of species, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out!
  • Rattlesnake Hike
    Rattlesnake Hike
    Time is TBD
    Brown County
    Time is TBD
    Brown County, Brown County, IN, USA
    Time is TBD
    Brown County, Brown County, IN, USA
    Embark on a thrilling Timber Rattlesnake hike in Brown County with the HHS. Experience the thrill of seeking out these elusive creatures in their natural habitat. Please remember safety gear and note that HHS holds no liability for injuries. No guaranteed sightings, but guaranteed adventure!
  • Behind the Scenes at the Indianapolis Children's Museum
    Behind the Scenes at the Indianapolis Children's Museum
    Time is TBD
    Indianapolis
    Time is TBD
    Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
    Time is TBD
    Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
    Experience the unseen at our exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Indianapolis Children's Museum. From dinosaur bones to herpetology exhibits, get ready to uncover hidden treasures and insights. This is a HHS members only event so sign up now! Space will be limited. More information to come!
  • HHS Christmas Party
    HHS Christmas Party
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Join the HHS Christmas Party for festive fun, games, and herpetological enthusiasm! Connect, share stories, and enjoy a White Elephant Gift Exchange (limit: $20) and Door Prizes. Celebrate the holidays in our unique, reptile-loving community!

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