Scales Nature Park coming to Ingersoll

Ontario Reptiles At Risk

The Ingersoll District Nature Club would like to invite you to a free Family Presentation  and  Advanced Workshops about Ontario reptiles.

Wednesday January 20th 2016. Family presentation from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. (open) and Advanced Workshop from 8 P.M. – 10 P.M. ( e-mail to reserve your space)  at the Unifor Building, at 364 Victoria Street in Ingersoll.

The Reptiles at Risk Advanced Workshop is an interactive training workshop featuring live reptiles, many of which are species at risk. It is a great opportunity to increase reptile knowledge and gain hands-on experience. Reptiles at Risk is a partnership between Scales Nature Park, Laurentian University, and CARCNET. The project is funded through the Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund to provide free educational programming about reptiles at risk throughout Ontario. The goal is to increase appreciation and conservation of Ontario reptiles.

This informative workshop is suitable for advanced herpetofauna enthusiasts. It will provide detailed information about Ontario reptiles, focusing on species found locally within the community. Topics will include species identification, life history, handling techniques, conservation status and threats, mitigation strategies, and legislative issues. Following the presentation portion of the workshop, a hands-on session will provide an opportunity for participants to practice and become familiar with the handling of these reptiles.

The Ingersoll District Nature Club is hosting and funding the family presentation and workshop, and are providing coffee and refreshments.

If you are interested in attending the workshop or would like more information, please email Dave Baird at dcbaird@rogers.com

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