Midwest Herpetological Symposium

Hosted by the
Minnesota Herpetological Society

October 20, 21, and 22, 2017

Best Western Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota


Whit Gibbons PhD — Professor Emeritus of Ecology, University of Georgia
Their Blood Runs Cold: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians

Michael Starkey  — Save the Frogs; International Events Coordinator
The Amphibian Extinction Crisis; Current threats facing amphibians and what you can do about it.

Matt Goode PhD — Viper Institute; School Nat Resources and Environment, U of Arizona
Ecology and Conservation of King Cobras in India and Southeast Asia

Anne Stengle PhD Candidate — University of Massachusetts
Shake Rattle and Roll, From Snake Fungal Disease to the Quabbin Rattlesnake Introduction

Barney Oldfield DVM — Crotaphytus Photographer, Hesperus, Colorado

Michael Ogle — Curator; Department of Archelosaurs & Lepidosaurs, Zoo Knoxville
Long-term captive breeding project with Madagascar Flat-tailed and Spider Tortoises

Dav Kaufman & Jeff LeClere — Field Herpetologists
Herpers, Herpers 2, and Herpers 3 DVDs

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 20
Icebreaker – Presentation by Dav Kaufman & Jeff LeClere

Saturday, October 21
Six speakers – Banquet/Keynote: Whit Gibbons – Auction

Sunday, October 22
Live Animal Show and Sale hosted by Wings, Tails & Scales Pet Fairs

Click here for the registration form!

Call the Best Western Bloomington Hotel at (952) 854-8200 for reservations.

Tell them you are requesting a room under the Midwest Herpetological Symposium room block to get a special rate of $109.00 per night, including hot breakfast.
Special rate available until October 1, 2017, so book early!

Contact Bruce Haig at symposium@mnherpsoc.org with any questions.