Demonstrations

Desert Wildlife And Safety

Learn about some of our native Arizona wildlife in this hands-on demonstration.

This program gives students the opportunity to learn about rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, gopher snakes, and desert tortoises in the safety and comfort of their own classroom!  In this demonstration, students will learn what to do if they ever see or hear a rattlesnake in the wild, why Gila monsters are such amazing animals, why desert tortoises are protected animals, and how to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous.  Please note that this demonstration does include live venomous animals, but that they are kept in locked display cases at all times.  We believe these animals can help teach valuable information and therefore we incorporate them into our education programs with the utmost safety.  Animals used for interactions are non-venomous and are proven education animals.

We will also discuss some non-native reptiles who have made their way here over the past few decades. Finally, we explore methods of staying safe in our desert environment.  For questions and scheduling requests, contact the PHS Education Director: Crystie Baker at crystie@phoenixherp.com or 480.513.4377 ext. 3

Grade Levels: All

Time: 1 hour

Cost: $200 for first program, $50 for each extra program.