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Community Nature Study Series
January 23, 2018 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snake Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
January 23 | Dr. Erika Nowak, Assistant Research Faculty & Herpetologist, NAU
Drawing on research she and her students have conducted on wild rattlesnakes and federally-threatened gartersnakes, Dr. Nowak will cover the physiological, ecological, sociological, and conservation implications of what it means to be a snake. The first part of the program will be an informal lecture, illustrated by specimens and hands-on demonstrations of scientific research tools used to study snakes. During the second part of the program, participants will observe live non-venomous snakes, and there will be an opportunity to practice safe handling techniques.