Fourteen years ago, a group of scientists raced to evacuate frogs from the wilds of Panama to protect them from a deadly chytrid fungus that was sweeping the region. After more than a decade of quarantine, the remaining populations of two Panamanian frog species have been reunited. Join Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Conservation Coordinator at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, as she discusses recent research on the chytrid fungus, her first-hand experiences of traveling with these frogs, and the small steps we can take to help amphibians both here and abroad.
Paid parking is available on site.
Note: This event is designed for a middle school audience. A second event geared towards adults and older teens will be later in the evening.
Presented by Atlanta Botanical Garden