In order to change how people view and treat snakes, we give presentations on snake behavior and conservation in southern Arizona.

For adults, we give a multimedia presentation that runs 30-45 minutes with a question and answer session following the presentation (approximately one hour total). Our presentations for children are a little more informal (see below). Depending on interest and availability, we may also bring educational literature, campaign-related petitions, eco-friendly fundraising items, and live snakes.

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Click on the titles to see descriptions of our presentations.

This presentation will answer the most common question we get: What do I do about snakes in my yard? We’ll discuss our recommendations for how to manage backyard snakes, based on the latest research and our own observations of wild snake behavior. Not to be missed for anyone that lives, works, or plays in snake country.
Sure elephants, whales, and birds have families and take care of their kids, BUT SNAKES? In fact they do and we will show you videos of wild rattlesnakes caring for their kids, their neighbor’s kids, and exhibiting other behaviors you probably didn’t know snakes do.
Although generally thought of as solitary, cold-blooded killers, rattlesnakes exhibit a variety of behaviors that we typically associate with animals such birds and primates. Courtship, combat, and hanging out with friends are just a few behaviors captured by our remote, timelapse cameras that you will get to see during this presentation. You may never look at snakes the same way again.
Few animals are enshrouded in such mythology and misunderstanding as snakes. Whether they inspire fear and loathing or intrigue and reverence, most of us get a jolt of adrenaline when we cross paths with a snake. I will dispel some myths and reveal facts about snakes that are stranger than fiction. You’ll get a chance to meet some local snakes including a rattlesnake and a very friendly gophersnake. Come see another side of snakes and learn how they’re more like us than you might think.

Find out about upcoming events and please contact us to inquire about booking a presentation. Be sure to let us know where you are and if you are able to offer an honorarium to cover our expenses. Thanks!

 

Our presentation at Camp Rio Salado Audubon was featured in this video:

At The National Geographic Society’s BioBlitz 2011 in Saguaro National Park, we had a booth with live snakes featured in this video: