I Am A ... Herpetologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.
A Herpetologist is someone who studies amphibians and reptiles! The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative is an "ARMI" of scientists that do this.
Below we feature the animated video and a coloring page.