RAmBlN: The Reptile and Amphibian Blogging Network
We are a network of blogging graduate students, naturalists, and professionals who think reptiles and amphibians (collectively called herps) are some of the coolest (and most important) creatures on Earth. Our goal is to use social media to communicate information about reptile and amphibian natural history, science, and conservation to a broad audience. We hope that social media will become an important educational tool to conduct effective scientific outreach, and we believe that herps have much to gain from this type of outreach.
Our group consists of individuals that run independent blogs. However, we hold multiple social media events per year, each focused on a topic intended to spark the public’s interest in reptiles and amphibians. During these events, we overtake social media to get the word out that herps are interesting and important!
You can follow the group and help spread the word by liking our facebook page, checking out our website, and of course, spreading the word by reblogging this very post!
Our first big blogging event, #SnakesAtYourService, was a huge success (links are here in case you missed it!), and 2014 is set to be a great year for the group! We are kicking it off with a Darwin Day celebration! On the week of the 12th of February, we will be blogging on the topic of unique adaptations among herpetofauna.
Don’t miss it! Follow the #HerpsAdapt and #RAmBlN hashtags on Twitter and Tumblr!