Conserving Reptiles and Amphibians - With A Maine Focus
Explore current threats to reptiles and amphibians, as well as conservation efforts designed to protect them.
- General Admission: Free
This event is handicap accessible
Gregory LeClair is a University of Maine graduate student. He has a contagious passion for amphibians and reptiles that he has honed from early in his life. He will share his enthusiasm, concerns, and insight into diverse topics including amphibian extinction, the exotic pet trade, habitat destruction, the impact of human attitudes on wildlife conservation, and more.
Greg will illustrate fun ways for citizens to become involved in protecting threatened wildlife. He has initiated citizen science projects, will offer backyard landscaping recommendations, and offer other ways we can become involved in protecting threatened amphibians and reptiles.
Greg’s research interests are focused on the conservation of threatened species, spatial ecology, noninvasive survey techniques (such as drones and eDNA), citizen science, conservation planning, and the impacts of media on the conservation and perception of wildlife. He also runs his own YouTube web series called GregmentsBio which features videos that detail the science behind wildlife conservation issues for interested audiences.
Adults won’t want to miss this fascinating program. It would also be appropriate for middle school or high school students who are curious about working with wildlife. Come early for light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
This program is sponsored by York County Audubon.