Upcoming Special Event: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop

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What: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop

When: Sunday April 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30am

Where: Toronto Zoo – Education Auditorium

The Toronto Zoo will once again be hosting its popular Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop on Sunday April 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30am. This popular workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the biology and life history of Ontario’s only venomous snake, and learn how to be good stewards and neighbours to this threatened species. This workshop also gives participants the rare opportunity to safely get up close and touch a real massasauga rattlesnake. The event will be led by Dr. Andrew Lentini, the Toronto Zoo’s curator of Reptile and Amphibians, who holds a PhD in Massasauga Rattlesnake physiology and ecology.

The workshop will begin with a light breakfast followed by a 75 minute interactive workshop and will end with a guided walk to our Massasauga Rattlesnake Americas Exhibit. All participants will leave with a Massasauga goodie bag, tons of awesome information as well as a newfound respect for this incredible, but often misunderstood creature. This workshop is offered for only $19 ($21 for non members) with all event proceeds going to support the Massasauga Species Survival Plan and school programming. This is a family friendly event however the program may be too long for young children so we recommend it for those eight years and older.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register online here

Click here to see Toronto Zoo’s Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop Promotional Video

The Toronto Zoo is a member of the Massasauga Recovery Team  and the Massasauga Species Survival Plan. We help develop and implement workshops, resources, and public programs so that Canadians and our neighbors in the USA can learn how beneficial these amazing snakes are and why they need to be protected.

For more information about the workshop, call (416) 392-5999 or write to: aap@torontozoo.ca

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