Name of Engagement

JMU Herpetology Outreach Program (JMU HOP)

Contact Information

D.S. McLeod

Description

The JMU Herpetology Outreach Program (JMU HOP) exists to provide amphibian and reptile natural history, ecology, and conservation education to elementary, middle, and high school students in the JMU Community. Programs are designed to provide real experiences with live amphibians and reptiles. Age-appropriate curricula integrate with state science standards and introduce students to live amphibians and reptiles, especially those of the Appalachian Region. Students will encounter representatives of this rich biodiversity and will be able to better connect with the conservation needs of these animals. Our goals are to deliver exciting and engaging programs that promote understanding, foster conservation, and help overcome misconceptions and fears.

Web Presence

http://mcleodds.wixsite.com/labresearch/jmu-hop

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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