The Southwestern Herpetologists Society presents John Michels of Black Pearl Reptiles and his educational discussion of Drymarchon - a genus of large nonvenomous colubrid snakes, commonly known as indigo snakes, endemic to the Southeastern United States, Central America, and South America. https://swhs.org
A few weeks ago, LA President Fabiola Galvan Torres was a panelist at the Girls in STEM event at the Downey Space Center. A teacher from Fedde International Studies Academy, Ms. Susie Gomez, was so impressed, she asked if a SWHS member could do a similar presentation at her school. Francisco Torres was more than happy to oblige! He did a fantastic job sharing his love of reptiles and insects with the students, helping them to appreciate animal and nature. Well done Francisco! You rock!
"Thank you again Mr. Torres for your visit and thank you to the SWHS for contacting him to visit our school. We learned so much from him. I've never seen my students so excited and engaged to learn! I can't thank you enough for providing our students with...
Two herpetology experiences offered summer 2018:
1. Cal Poly Herpetology Course
This 3-week course is open to college students. Prerequisite: college-level introductory biology. Students will earn 4 quarter units or 3 semester units (upper division) for BIO S324 (Herpetology). The 3-week course will take place July 17-Aug 3, 2018. Weeks 1 and 3 (July 17-20, July 30-Aug 3) will take place on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Week 2 (July 22-27) will take place at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona. The fee of $1989 covers all course fees, room and board in Arizona, and transportation to/from SWRS and the Tucson airport. Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/y9j96qlt
2. Field Herpetology of the Southwest...
SWHS members! Bring your herps and join us for a fun day of Education Outreach at the San Dimas Ho'olaule'a Festival. Enjoy continuous Polynesian music and dancing, many any fun booths with crafts, nature education, all to support the San Dimas Canyon Nature Center animals! Please contact us at [email protected] to sign up and let us know which animals you will be bringing and which day you'd like to attend. This will be outdoors under a canopy. This is a fun relaxing show with beautiful music.
Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10
Set up is at 9 am. The show runs 10 am to 6 pm, however we can break down as early as 4 pm on Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. Feel free to bring your own ice chests full of water and snacks. Lunch will be provided...
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