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Please join us for our AGM and social night

4th March 2021!

The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear a summary of Frogs Vic’s 2020 and to help direct the 2021 year. It is also the best time of year to get involved in the committee, either as a member, or by voting for the elected members.

Please join us Thursday 4th March 2021, From 6 pm - Meeting starts 7:30 pm at  Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

 

All are welcome to attend the meeting, but only financial members are eligible to vote or be nominated to a role. You can apply for membership on our Membership page. If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to vote, proxies can be sent to secretary@frogsvic.org before the meeting. Your proxy does not need to be a Frogs Vic member.

 

Please forward agenda items to secretary@frogsvic.org by 28th February 2021.


We are looking for some new committee members! We encourage anyone to nominate as we have lots of positions to fill. In the event that more than one person is interested in any role, an election will take place. If you want to know more about committee roles, check out our committee role details or email secretary@frogsvic.org.

December’s presenter was Dr Jodi Rowley, Curator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW Sydney (The University of NSW). Jodi will be presenting “Adventures in amphibian conservation” about expeditions in Asia and FrogID, a national citizen science project.



This was the last Frogs Vic event of 2020. We wish you all a very safe and happy festive season, look forward to seeing you in 2021 and thank you all so much for your continuing support.

November 2020’s presenter was Michael McFadden. Michael is the supervisor of the Herpetofauna Department at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, where he oversees the zoo’s amphibian and reptile collection and conservation programs. Michael will discuss some of the conservation breeding programs he has been involved with at Taronga Zoo, including those for the Southern and Northern Corroboree Frog and the Yellow-spotted Bell Frog.



Updated: Dec 10, 2020

October’s presenter is Dr. Natalie Calatayud, biological consultant. Natalie Calatayud is a non-native addition to the Australian landscape. Originally from Mexico City, Natalie moved to Australia to obtain her doctorate in Reproductive Physiology and Molecular Biology. Natalie’s work encompasses various aspects of amphibian physiology, ecology, responses to environmental change, and disease. Natalie will present “The A.R.T. of amphibian conservation”, about Assisted Reproductive Technologies and amphibian captive breeding, including how and when should they be applied.


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