On Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Ruhe will present a program titled "Helping the Herps" at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington.

Ruhe is president of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation. He is an original recipient of the Nature Center's prestigious Student Ecologist Award for 1997.

MCHC is the keeper of all data on the range and population of Pennsylvania reptiles and amphibians for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Come enjoy the illustrated lecture and live specimens. Learn how you can help. There is no fee for this program. For information call (610) 760-8889 or check http://lgnc.org.