• UWA’s Science Saturday to feature reptiles, amphibians

    Posted: April 16, 2017

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites area students to the next in its series of Science Saturdays on April 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus.

    Dr. John McCall, dean of UWA’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will present “Herps! Amphibians and Reptiles of Sumter County” to students. Herps, the short name for herptiles, is a name used to describe a reptile or amphibian. The highlight of Saturday’s conversations will be turtles, frogs, lizards, salamanders, and even snakes.

    “It’s important for our children to know about the animals we share our land with, not only to help protect those species, but to protect themselves from animals that could pose a threat to them in certain situations,” McCall explained. “This workshop will help students identify different amphibians and reptiles, know when and how to keep a safe distance, and how these animals are involved in our ecosystem.”

    The workshop is offered free of charge to area school children in grades 4-12. Spaces are limited, and registration is encouraged to reserve a seat. For more information or to register, contact Rosie Campbell at 205-652-3414 or rmc@uwa.edu.

    For further details, visit the Science Saturdays website at http://www.uwa.edu/sciencesaturdays/ or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ScienceSaturdays.
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