Programs & Events

Reptile & Amphibian Day

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Mar. 16, 2013 | Saturday, 9:00am
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Location: Museum of Natural Sciences

Come out to the Museum to celebrate some super-cool critters at Reptile and Amphibian Day! See amazing and exotic live reptiles and amphibians from around the world, and from right here in our backyard!  This year’s theme is SNAKES!

Presentation Schedule

Reptile & Amphibian Day kingsnake poster

Daily Planet

Venom Evolution in Snakes and Lizards

Dr. Bryan Stuart, Curator of Herpetology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places: Hybridization in Amphibians

Dr. Amanda Chunco
Elon University

The Problem of Giant Pythons in the United States

Dr. Michael E. Dorcas, Professor of Biology
Davidson College

Snake Feeding

Peyton Hale/Adrian Yirka
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Emergency Treatment of Copperhead Bites

George Edwards Jr, MD
Raleigh Hand Center

Snake Feeding

Peyton Hale/Adrian Yirka
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences


Windows on the World Theater

Amphibians and Reptiles of Laos

Dr. Bryan Stuart, Curator of Herpetology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Amphibian Conservation in Changing Tropical Habitats

Dr. Jennifer Sheridan, Post-doctoral Fellow in Herpetology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Price is Wrong: How a Gameshow Can Help Us Understand the Effects of Climate Warming on Reptiles and Amphibians 

Alex Gunderson, M.S.
Duke University

Secrets from the Fire Forest: Spying on Rare Snakes in the North Carolina Sandhills

Jeffrey C. Beane, Herpetology Collection Manager
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences



  • Reptiles in Polymer Clay Caraway Creek ~ Designs by Tammy Mabe
  • Ali Iyoob
  • Tropical Rainforest Conservation Research Expeditions  The Biodiversity Group
  • Geckos of Magagascar  Joe Adrignola
  • Extreme Turtles  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Herp Shop  NC Herpetological Society
  • Project Simus  NC Herpetological Society
  • Project Bog Turtle  NC Herpetological Society
  • NC Natives  NC Herpetological Society 
  • My First Snake  NC Herpetological Society
  • Find the Copperhead  NC Herpetological Society
  • Dan Liebel Reptiles
  • The HERP Project
  • Handwashing-Much more than meets the eye  Cadette Girl Scout Troop 1295
  • Turtle Rescue Team
  • Green Iguanas  Triangle Iguana Rescue
  • Reina, Queen of the Herps  Piedmont Wildlife Center
  • Painting Demo: Chameleon and Turtle  Stacy Lewis Studio
  • Davidson College Herpetology Lab
  • Rainbow of Rat Snakes  Wildlife Club, Reedy Creek Middle School
  • Molly's Turtle Soaps  Raleigh Aquatic Turtle Adoption
  • North American Imperiled Turtles Species  Bob Palmatier Environmental Books
  • Citizen Science-Reptiles and Amphibians  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Box Turtles  Box Turtle Collaborative
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of NC  NC State University Herpetology Club
  • Green Tree Pythons by Kimberly Burge  Southern Chondros
  • Inviting Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard  NC Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation & the NC Wildlife Resources Commission 
  • Face Painting  Paint Savvy
  • Amphibians of North Carolina  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Gila Monsters  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • How Frogs Jump  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Milk Snakes  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Softshell Turtles  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Snake Bracelet Craft  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Save the Frogs!
  • And More…

The North Carolina Virtual Public School group will be meeting at the event at 1pm. Please contact for information on where to meet!

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