What was The HERP Project?

The four threads of The HERP Project are indicated in the graphic above with T1 (Celebrations); T2 (Cyberhub); T3 (Herpetological Research Experiences); and T4 (Studies)

Herpetology Education in Rural Places and Spaces (The HERP Project) consists of four threads (Celebrations, Cyberhub, Herpetology Research Experiences, and Studies) to support educational, conservation and field ecology experiences related to herpetology, which is the study of reptiles (turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators) and amphibians (frogs and salamanders). This website, The Herp Project Cyberhub, is designed for people of all ages who are interested in herpetology, particularly the herpetology of North Carolina. The HERP Project’s goals include:

  • Igniting a passion for NC’s reptiles and amphibians,
  • Developing a sense of place and a connection to the local environment,
  • Engaging people in conservation and field ecology experiences, and
  • Promoting the public’s participation in scientific research

Meet the Team