STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THIS SATURDAY’S WORKSHOP!!
Reptiles At Risk …. On the road
Scales Nature Park would like to invite you to a FREE Advanced Workshop about Ontario reptiles through our funded Reptiles at Risk project. The following workshops are scheduled in your area:
Saturday January 25th 2014 from 9 A.M. to Noon at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food at 1283 Blueline Road (corner of Hwy #3 and Blueline Rd.) in Simcoe.
The Reptiles at Risk Advanced Workshop is an interactive training workshop featuring live reptiles, many of which are species at risk. It is a great opportunity to increase reptile knowledge and gain hands-on experience. Reptiles at Risk is a partnership between Scales Nature Park. Laurentian University, and CARCNET. The project is funded through the Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund to provide free educational programming about reptiles at risk throughout Ontario. The goal is to increase appreciation and conservation of Ontario reptiles.
This informative workshop is suitable for advanced herpetofauna enthusiasts. It will provide detailed information about Ontario reptiles, focusing on species found locally within the community. Topics will include species identification, life history, handling techniques, conservation status and threats, mitigation strategies, and legislative issues. Following the presentation portion of the workshop, a hands-on session will provide an opportunity for participants to practice and become familiar with the handling of these reptiles.
The Long Point Basin Land Trust and the Norfolk Field Naturalists are co-hosting the Norfolk workshop, and are providing coffee and refreshments.
If you are interested in attending the workshop or would like more information, please email Miranda, Reptiles at Risk Project Coordinator at reptilesatrisk.
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