The Nebraska Herpetological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles, the encouragement of responsible captive propagation, and the promotion of public education and understanding of reptiles and amphibians.

Why Should You Join?

As a member you can become a part of this friendly and active group! The NHS publishes a quarterly newsletter that is sent out to all members. All of our meetings and activities are family oriented and kids are welcomed.

Normally, our meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. The room is located on the 3rd floor of Allwine Hall on the UNO campus (the room number is posted on the entrance doors). Occasionally, the meeting dates will change if there is a holiday or an important event is scheduled. Please refer to the Meeting Information page for all the details. Our meetings are open to anyone that has an interest in reptiles and amphibians! You do not have to be a member to participate in NHS events.

How Do You Join?

Annual membership dues are:
  • $5 Individual
  • $10 Family
  • $20 Contributing
Please download the membership application:

NHS Grants Available

The Nebraska Herpetological Society is pleased to offer an annual grant program to provide financial support to herpetological research, studies, and conservation projects. Please email your application to: Dennis Ferraro ( or Dan Fogell ( Deadline for application is March 1.

Download Grant Application (.doc)

2018 Meeting Schedule and Speakers

Click on the Meeting Information page for all the details!

Date Speaker Topic
January 13
February 10
March 10
Southeast Community College, Lincoln
Frank Fast A Closer Look at the New Caledonian Gecko
April 14
May Annual Field Trip
Fontenelle Forest Bio Blitz
Dates/Times TBA
June 9 Outside the Classroom Meeting
July 14 Annual Picnic at Memphis State Park
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8 Annual Holiday Party

2018 NHS Officers

President: Dan Fogell
Vice President: Christopher Visser
Treasurer: Glenn Eisel
Secretary-Recording: Ariel White
Secretary-Education: Monica Macoubrie
Newsletter Editor: Dan Fogell