Check back soon for our 2019 Meeting Schedule!!
Reptilefest will be April 13-14th, 2019
Founded in 2012 as a subset of the Chicago Herpetological Society, the Junior Herp Society (or Junior Herpers) is about sharing the love of “herps” (amphibians and reptiles) with the younger generation while fostering an appreciation of wildlife and nature through hands on interaction, educational speakers, field trips and opportunities to participate in community events.
The goal of Junior Herpers is to cultivate empathy, deepen curiosity and build a better understanding of the cold blooded creatures we study and share our lives with. Our dedicated members, amazing families and partnerships in the scientific community make it possible for us to share our passion of reptiles while facilitating positive interactions between children and herps of all kinds.
2018 MEETING DATES
Jan 7th – Angie the Anaconda!: Tom Mikosz
Feb 4th – CANCELLED (DUE TO WEATHER)
March 4th – Herps of Illinois: Nathan Kutok
April 8th -Public Speaking and Animal Handling Techniques: Frank Sladek
April 14-15th – Reptilefest!!!
May 6th – Show and Tell
June 3rd -Channahon Field Trip (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
July 8th -Kirkland’s Snake Study: Lalainya Goldsberry
August 5th – Native Turtles Meeting : Lailanya Goldsberry
September 2nd – Little Red School House Field Trip
October 7th -CANCELLED ( DUE TO CHICAGO MARATHON)
November 4th – Reptile Art: James Krause
December 2nd – Herp Brumation : Junior Leaders
Our monthly meetings feature speakers from the reptile community, crafts and interactive projects for juniors to participate in. Field trips are also scheduled throughout the year. Have an idea for a meeting topic or field trip? Send us an email at Chicagojuniorjherp@gmail.com.