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Southwestern Herpetologists Society Insurance Policy in conjunction with member privileges:
Only current Southwestern Herpetologists Society (SWHS) members are permitted to interact with the general public while handling herps at Education Outreach events. Members have the privilege of personally sharing their reptilian and amphibian friends with the public for education purposes. This a SWHS member only privilege.
Non-members do not have this privilege but may assist with booth set up, break down, selling SWHS fundraiser items, and interacting verbally with the public. Non-members are NOT permitted to assist in any way with the public's interaction with members' animals.
It is at member's discretion whether or not to allow the general...
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Hi John! Thanks to you and Peggy for coming out tonight to our KCCA meeting. Everyone really enjoyed what you presented (especially getting to pet a snake). I really appreciated everything that you shared with us, and that you made yourself available to folks for future questions and concerns. Please let us know if there is ever anything you might need from us!
Thank you!!! Kelly Decker
Vice President, Kagel Canyon Civic Association
A few weeks ago, John Saint John did an informative presentation about local California snakes for the Kagel Canyon Civic Association. When we first walked in, there was definitely some fear in the room but by the end of his talk the Kagel Canyon residents had answers to their anxious questions, learned they can avoid rattlesnakes, they don't need to fear them or kill them, and they have a resource if they need help. Education is like magic on fear. John's talk was supposed to be about 10 minutes but he was barraged with questions and it was closer to an hour before they'd let him leave! A lot of good was done in that short time for our reptile community. Many crowded around to see and pet his gopher snake. We just received this...
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