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Snakesss in BC, Threatening or Threatened? (Virtual Explorer Day)

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Snakesss in BC, Threatening or Threatened? 
Join us for another amazing virtual event with snake biologist and researcher Dana Eye. We will discuss the nine snake species found in BC and what makes them special. Dana will also share what a day in the field looks like for a snake biologist and why it is important we study them! Get ready for an interactive presentation filled with videos and photos of snakes and other desert dwelling creatures!!
About our Nature Mentor:
Dana is a biologist pursuing her Master of Science at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. In 2017, with the support of Osoyoos Indian Band and Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Dana began working on the first study on pregnant female rattlesnakes in Western Canada. To date, she and her colleagues have successfully tracked the movements of twenty-five pregnant female rattlesnakes and found 18 birthing sites. This research will provide critical information for future management decisions and conservation of this threatened species.
Registration details coming soon!

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.