Keep up to date

Upcoming Events

AZA offers many conferences and professional development courses. Or search for offerings throughout the greater zoo and aquarium community, such as animal program events and workshops.

AZA members, including accredited, certified related, commercial, and conservation partner members, are eligible to submit relevant events to be added to the calendar using this form

Amphibian Field Research Techniques

04/29/2018 - 05/04/2018

North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC map

Vicky A. Poole


Course Description

This hands-on learning experience taught by experts focuses on numerous aspects of amphibian field research techniques. Participants will be in the field every day of the course, learning how to design their own field project, identifying amphibians, installing/checking traps, participating in disease and eDNA sampling.  Course will include field trips to many wetlands to sample for a variety of amphibians from Spotted Salamanders to Dwarf Waterdogs and hopefully Pine Barrens Treefrogs. 

Target Audience

This course is ideal for individuals with novice to moderate knowledge of amphibians and/or research techniques.  This course is designed for a variety of professions from zoo keepers, veterinarians, academics, and professional biologists who are interested in beginning or expanding upon field work with amphibians.  


None. Priority will be given to AZA members, but researchers, students, land managers and private herpetologists are welcome to attend. International applicants and those not affiliated with an AZA accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis; please submit a letter describing your intended benefit from taking this course.

Course Registration

Budget, dates and basic course information are available now online.  Registration for the course will begin on September 1, 2017.

Find a Zoo or Aquarium Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site