Presentations

In order to change how people view and treat snakes, we give in-person presentations on snake behavior and conservation in southwestern New Mexico. NEW: these presentations are now available online too — so we can present to your group, where ever you are.

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). We may also bring educational literature, stickers, eco-friendly fundraising items, and live snakes.

The Snake Country Survival Guide

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. We’ll also show some cool videos of things you might see snakes doing in your yard. Not to be missed for anyone that lives, works, or plays in snake country.

A Tale of Two Trash Snakes

What can we learn from two snakes, in only one week, without capturing them? When a Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus) showed up at ASP headquarters we put the techniques and technologies we’ve recommended over the years to the test and were rewarded with more than we could have hoped for. And luckily for everyone else, we filmed and photographed the whole story, which is shared in this presentation.

A Tale of Two Trash Snakes presented live for Balcones Canyonlands Texas Master Naturalist Chapter on 12 December 2020.

Rattlesnake Family Life

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.

Rattlesnake Family Life presentation given online for the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society in May 2020.

The Social Lives of Snakes

Although generally thought of as solitary, cold-blooded killers, snakes 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.

The Secret Social Lives of Snakes and Why They Matter presented live, online on December 17, 2020.

JUST FOR KIDS: The Secret Lives of Snakes

Few animals are as mythologized and shrouded in 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 very friendly Gophersnake. Come see another side of snakes and learn how they’re more like us than you might think.

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

Festivals

We’re also available locally to provide an educational display at festivals and other events.

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

Please contact us to inquire about booking a presentation or inviting us to your event.