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(MHS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization open to anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles.

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    Upcoming Events

    4:00 pm February Adoptions Intake Day @ TBA
    February Adoptions Intake Day @ TBA
    Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    You must pre-register before intake, please contact our Adoptions Intake Coordinator for more information at adoptions@mnherpsoc.org
    6:30 pm February General Meeting @ Bourlag Hall, U of M
    February General Meeting @ Bourlag Hall, U of M
    Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Speaker: Chris Hagen Subject: Projects and Goals of The Turtle Survival Alliance and Turtle Survival Center Bio: In 2010 Cris Hagen became the first Director of Animal Management for the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and[...]


    • 2016 Holiday Banquet

      Date: Saturday December 3rd, 2016 Learn more and register at:  http://mnherpsoc.org/banquet/

    • JeremyHance

      The Great Herp Extinction: What We Know (And What We Can Do) About the World’s Vanishing Herps

      October Speaker: Jeremy Hance is a freelance environmental journalist. Currently he is a senior correspondent with Monagabay and writes a blog on the Guardian entitled Radical Conservation. He has been covering wildlife conservation issues, including the rising tide of mass extinction, since 2007. In pursuit of his stories, Jeremy has traveled to nearly thirty countries […]

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      September Speaker – Richard Glor

      September Monthly Meeting Speaker – Dr. Richard Glor Bio: Rich Glor is a lifelong helper who developed his passion for reptiles and amphibians as a teenage volunteer at the Buffalo Zoo and later as a member of the Cornell University Herpetological Society. He earned his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Washington University in […]

    • Chip

      Herpetological Conservation International’s Project Pondo

      August Speaker: Chip Cochran of Herpetological Conservation International Bio: Chip Cochran is a PhD candidate in Dr. William K. Hayes lab at Loma Linda University where he is studying morphological, dietary, and venom composition differences among populations of southwestern speckled rattlesnakes (Crotalus pyrrhus). He received his BS from The University of Arizona in 2006 where […]

    • Midwest Herpetological Symposium 2016

      Where? The 2016 symposium will be September 30 to October 2 hosted by the Chicago Herpetological Society. Who should attend? EVERYONE! This is an annual weekend event for anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles. The main focus of every symposium is education, providing a wide array of speakers and topics. It is a chance for […]