Croak, slither & slide: Digital UVM course introduces kids to herpetology
Kids of all ages are invited to sign up for ‘Croak, Slither and Slide,” a six-week exploration of frogs, snakes, salamanders, turtles and other reptiles and amphibians.
The free herpetology course, offered by University of Vermont Extension 4-H, will delve into the life cycles, habitats and food sources of a number of species found in New England and beyond. Participants also will learn about the cultural connections and body dynamics, among other topics.
Sessions will be held via Zoom from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on six consecutive Thursday afternoons. The dates are April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, 13 and 20.
Weekly sessions will include do-at-home crafts. These include making homemade slime, fingerprint casts, a paper chameleon and an origami frog that hops. Participants also will create an amphibian or reptile life cycle on paper or with clay and become a citizen scientist by searching for vernal pools, making a sound map and signing up to be a salamander crossing guard.
Registration is required. To register, visit go.uvm.edu/4h-herpetology.