SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Paul Hamilton will present "Endangered Reptiles and Amphibians" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Byrd Auditorium of the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) near Shepherdstown.
Hamilton is executive director, principal investigator and photographer for Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International (RAEI). Hamilton spent half his life chasing lizards across California and then moved to Arizona for graduate school at Arizona State University, where his studies focused on conservation, behavioral and evolutionary ecology and herpetology. After chasing lizards around Arizona for several more years, he founded RAEI to work on conservation ecology of reptiles and amphibians of Ecuador, where he led his 11th expedition in January. He also is a published photographer and has won acclaim for both scientific and artistic applications of photography.
The talk is free. The NCTC is at 698 Conservation Way along Shepherd Grade Road. For more information, go to training.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html.