Phoenix Herpetological Society: Venomous Snake Training
Following the lecture is the hands-on training portion of the course.
Participants will observe and learn from the PHS staff member while he/she shows the proper procedures & tools for relocating a snake. This is first done with a non-venomous snake, then once the instructor approves participants’ procedures with the non-venomous snake, the group moves on to a live rattlesnake. This hands-on portion of the training is critical to understanding the various factors that go into relocating or interacting with a venomous snake at all. Each participant is given ample time to perfect and fine tune their own relocation technique with the live rattlesnake and then receives feedback from the PHS instructor about their performance and tips for the future.
- Benefits of Snakes
- Snake Myths & Fun Facts
- Snake Diversity & Life Histories
- Snake Conservation Issues, especially regarding Venomous Snakes
- How to Identify Venomous vs. NonVenomous Snakes
- Native Arizona Snakes
- Different Types of Snake Venom
- And More!
Ages: 18+ ONLY
Duration: 3 Hours
Price: $100 per person (add on for snake tongs/bucket that you keep $100)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Workshop