Most people think they know how to identify snakes based on dangerous shortcuts like “triangular heads” or “cat eyes.” This popular talk aims to help people unlearn this bad information and replace it with sound ID skills.
Our modern age of unsustainable consumption makes Conservation Through Education a vital pursuit. Geared toward active naturalists, this talk focuses on the importance of engaging the public and helping them to make emotional and intellectual connections with the natural world. This is an adaptation of the talk that inspired the International Herpetological Symposium to present me with their Laszlo Award.
Designed for Master Naturalists (also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about these animals), this workshop covers the fundamentals of reptile and amphibian biology, classification, ecology, observation and identification, conservation concerns, and more. This presentation is specifically designed to answer real questions that people ask every day about these animals.