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

This program gives guests 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, guests 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.  We explore various methods of staying safe in our desert environment as well. 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.

For questions and scheduling requests, contact the PHS Conservation Educator: Olivia Bogues  olivia@phoenixherp.com  480-513-HERP (4377) ext. 5

Grade Levels: All

Time: 1 hour

Cost: $200 for 1st program, $50 for each extra program

* Large groups (more than 35 students) are considered assemblies = additional $75 fee 

* Locations farther than 35 miles from the PHS facility includes a $50 travel fee