Science Tonight: Tortoise Science with Amanda Hipps

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Young woman in Florida scrub habitat placing scientific instruments into a burrow of a gopher tortoise with the tortoise right next to her.

It’s Science Tonight with Chris Smith! Tonight, we’re celebrating Reptile & Amphibian Days talking with wildlife biologist and tortoise expert, Amanda Hipps.

Amanda is a wildlife biologist and science communicator who has conducted research and helped people appreciate the importance and value of conserving landscapes from Madagascar to Florida.

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Tonight’s Guest

Amanda Hipps is the Director of Communications for WildLandscapes International. Amanda earned her M.S. degree at Florida Atlantic University after spending several years roving through the wild scrub of Florida studying the state’s iconic Gopher Tortoises and all the lesser-known and overlooked creatures that depend on this keystone species, including hundreds of different insect species. She received her B.S. from the University of North Florida where she first began studying Gopher Tortoises; her undergraduate thesis helped describe their reproductive behavior and explain how they are distributed among habitats in wild landscapes.

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March 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith