Name: Golden-State Snakes: An Introduction to Some of California's Most Spectacular Serpents
Date: September 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Discover the ecological importance of snakes and dispel myths about snake species found in your backyard! Learn identification of Californian venomous vs non-venomous snake species, precautionary measures to avoid snakebites, and first aid and treatment in the event of a snakebite. In this fun, interactive and family-friendly program, educators will help answer all your questions about snakes. About the Presenter: Michael G. Starkey is a conservation biologist, ecological consultant and public speaker working to educate and involve the public in wildlife conservation issues. Michael has a diverse background in the field of wildlife conservation and he has worked as an ecological consultant for environmental consulting firms and government agencies such as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. He has worked with a wide diversity of wildlife, including San Francisco gartersnakes, giant gartersnakes, California tiger salamanders, bats, ringtails and Yucatán black howler monkeys. Michael has developed and implemented community-based conservation initiatives which focused on the protection of wildlife populations in Belize, Ghana and India. Michael is the President of the Save The Snakes Board of Directors and serves as Executive Director. He uses his knowledge of snake ecology, positive attitude to inspire, and enthusiasm for snake conservation to engage the public with protecting these beautiful animals. Michael has given presentations around the world to inform the public about the threats facing wildlife and to help nurture a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. For more information or to register, please visit our website! We hope to see you at Effie Yeaw Nature Center!