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Frog superpowers and the science that explains them

The humble frog might seem an unlikely star for the next Marvel superhero movie. However, many of the species of frog found in Virginia are equipped with traits that would be considered superpowers, if a human possessed them.

On Thursday, December 12, Jason Gibson (pictured), herpetologist and assistant professor of biology at Patrick Henry Community College, will discuss the superpowers of frogs and the science behind these remarkable traits.

The presentation is part of the museum's 2nd Thursday Science Talks and is free to attend.

When: Thursday, December 12 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Walker Lecture Hall | Free to attend

2019-20 2nd Thursday Science Talks Schedule

September 12
Dr. Jim Beard, Senior Curator of Earth Sciences, VMNH

October 10
Jackson Means, Entomology Research Assistant, Virginia Tech

November 14
Dr. Adam Pritchard, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, VMNH

December 12
Jason Gibson, Virginia Herpetological Society

January 9, 2020
Ben Williams, Science Administrator, VMNH

February 13, 2020

March 12, 2020
Dr. Paul Marek, Professor, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

April 9, 2020
Dr. Kal Ivanov, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, VMNH

May 14, 2020
Dr. Nancy Moncrief, Curator of Mammalogy, VMNH