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Calling all young reptile and amphibian enthusiasts!

The International Herpetological Society (IHS), in collaboration with the Crocodile Research Coalition and The Belize Zoo, would like to invite young Belizeans  (ages  12– 22)  who  have  an  interest  in  reptiles  and/or  amphibians  to at the International  Herpetological  Symposium to be  held  at  the Best Western Hotel in Belize City, June 19 –  22, 2019.

IHS  provides  a  forum  for  the  dissemination  of  information  and  results  of  research
pertaining  to  the  natural  history,  conservation  biology,  and  captive  management  and propagation of amphibians and reptiles, in addition to inspiring young people who have an interest in the field of herpetology. This is a great opportunity for young Belizeans to meet some of the world’s leaders in herpetology, make  new  friends  with  junior herpetologists  from  the  United  States, as  well  as  learn  more  about  the  research  and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.

All selected participants (and one guardian) will be provided:
•free registration of hotel conference
•free accommodation for participant
•paid round-trip travel to conference
•free participation in IHS outings (such as a trip to The Belize Zoo).

HOW TO APPLY:
Tell us about your interest in reptiles and/or amphibians, and why it is important to you that we conserve them. What issues are affecting the conservation of these  animals,  and  how  would  you  solve  any  problems  or  conservation  issues  these animals face (200-300 words).

Entries must include your name, age, school, community, and (guardian) phone number. Email applications to: [email protected] by November 15, 2018.

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