To promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, to encourage respect for their habitats, and to foster responsible captive care.






In The Field





The University of Texas at Arlington is between Division and Park Row, with Cooper Street running north-south through it.

UTA, Life Sciences building (circled), near Cooper Street, Mitchell St., and S. Nedderman


The DFWHS meets on the third Saturday of each month. The meeting begins at 7:00pm, though members can arrive a little early to talk or get acquainted.  The program generally lasts until about 8:30pm.  At the end, we generally adjourn to a place to eat and talk further.

Meetings occur at the University of Texas at Arlington, in the Life Sciences building (see maps below). Enter through the doors in the breezeway, and the meeting room is on the ground floor and is clearly marked.

UTA is located in central Arlington on North Cooper Street, north of I-20 and south of I-30. There are exits from both of those Interstates for Cooper Street. The Life Sciences building is on the south edge of the campus. From Cooper Street, at the south end of the university, turn east on Mitchell, and then north on West Streetand enter the parking lot on your left. Park in the lot across the street from the building. Once you are there, enter the west building (the one closest to Cooper Street). There are entrances in the breezeway between the two buildings.

We cannot bring animals for show or sale. UTA has a live animal policy  which prohibits the bringing of pets or animals for sale to the university.  The only  exception to this is when an animal is brought for the purposes of identification, use in an educational demonstration at that month's meeting, or bringing a specimen to the DFWHS board or assistance with adoption/placement.

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