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Remembering Garren Evans (April 15, 1971 - August 9, 2008), who helped create, a true friend of nature and amphibians and reptiles

Rattlesnake Awareness and Outdoor Safety

Frank with Rattle Snake in Tube. Photo by Garren EvansKids with questions. Photo by Garren Evans


“Rattlesnake Awareness and Outdoor Safety” is for everyone engaged in any outdoor activity in Idaho and the surrounding region!

Participants learn how to recognize the most common native snakes and identify Idaho’s rattlesnake.

Emphasis is on “common sense” measures which we all can take to enhance safety in the outdoors.

The program utilizes live animals, in accordance with safety standards to give participants the opportunity for a “hands on” experience in learning about the snakes in our backyards.

Topics include:

*What is venom?

*Medicinal uses for venom.

*Venomous and non-venomous native snakes

*Common Idaho native snakes

*How snakes behave

*Snake habitat

*How to avoid snake encounters

*Snakebite prevention and treatment

*Outdoor safety tips.

*Snakebite folklore.

Fees: $300.00 for 1 1/2 hour workshop. Group rate available at $10.00 per person for groups over 30.

Rattle Snake Tail. Photo by Garren EvansRattle Snake Head. Photo by Garren Evans





“The Silent Secret of Snakes” is an informal educational program enabling participants to understand snakes and other reptiles by seeing live animals - a “hands on” experience increasing knowledge of these fascinating animals.


*Herpetology: About amphibians and reptiles

*Understanding snakes: Facts vs fiction

*How snakes live How snakes differ from lizards

*Identifying snakes and their environments

*Non-venomous and venomous snakes

*Endangered snakes

*Pythons and boas

*Garter snakes, gopher snakes and rattlesnakes

*Overcoming fears of snakes

*“The Silent Secret of Snakes”

Live animals in the programs include: Pythons and boa constrictors; gopher and rattlesnakes; monitor lizards; Gila monster; Bearded dragon; Rat snakes and king snakes.

In the past ten years approximately 30,000 students in over 100 Idaho schools have learned about “The Silent Secret of Snakes.”

Other programs, which may include specific topics and animals, can be structured for a variety of organizations, groups and audiences including:

  • Schools
  • Clubs
  • Birthday parties
  • Office picnics
  • Public and private agencies
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Military and public safety training
  • Youth and scout organizations

Please contact us if you have an event or specific topic in mind.

Fees: Basic cost $250.00 per one hour presentation. Fees may be negotiated relative to number of participants and number of animals used in presentation.


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