Educational Materials

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Thanks Dr. Michael E. Dorcas and the Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory for allowing us to modify and use some of their educational material.

These presentations have been created as part of an Amphibian and Reptile Conservation class at Davidson College taught by Dr. Michael E. Dorcas and modified with permission for Virginia by Mike Clifford. They have been designed for use by any individual interested in giving a presentation about amphibians and reptiles, or any educator looking to supplement their science curriculum. They cover information about the importance, biology, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Virginia. The PowerPoints have been designed to be age appropriate; and thus, we have created four different presentations: one for lower elementary school, one for upper elementary school, one for middle school, and finally one for high school and adults. They vary in depth of understanding, detail, and vocabulary. We hope that you find these helpful.

Amphibians and Reptiles: An Introduction to Herpetofauna

Herpetofauna: Season by Season


Additional Documents


Virginia is home to 28 species of frogs and toads.


We have a large diversity of salamanders consisting of 56 different species and subspecies.


Virginia is home to 9 native lizard species and two introduced species, the Mediterranean Gecko and the Italian Wall Lizard.


The Commonwealth is home to 34 species and subspecies of snake. Only 3 species are venomous.


Virginia has 25 species and subspecies of turtle. Five of these species are sea turtle.