Programs & Events

Reptile and Amphibian Day 2014

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Event
Date: 
Mar. 15, 2014 | Saturday, 9:00am
Multiple Times: 
9am–5pm
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences
Fee: 
Free

marbled salamanderDid you know that North Carolina is home to over 90 species of amphibians including at least 60 species of salamanders, more salamanders than any other place in the world? Learn about and celebrate all things salamander at this year's event, and check out a diversity of other reptiles and amphibians, from right here in your backyard to halfway across the world.

This year's theme is the Marbled Salamander, which was named North Carolina's state salamander in 2013. This year’s event features a salamander craft, snakes of all sizes, and a puppet show about a sea turtle rescue!

Presentations

Windows on the World
10:30 am Sea Turtles
Mandy Cuskelly, Citizen Science Educator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
noon

From Jungle to Journal: Exploring Herp Biodiversity in SE Asia
Dr. Jennifer A. Sheridan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

1:30 pm

Conserving the Lao Newt, a Rare Southeast Asian Salamander
Bryan Stuart
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

3:00 pm

Veterinary Care of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dr. Dan Johnson
Avian and Exotic Animal Care

 

SECU Daily Planet Theater
10:00 am

Eye of the Tiger: Natural History and Status of the Eastern Tiger Salamander in NC
Jeffrey C. Beane, Herpetology Collections Manager
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11:30 am

The Deadly Amphibian Chytrid Fungus
Bryan Stuart
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

1:00 pm Live Snake Feeding!
2:30 pm

Our State Amphibians
Rachel Hopkins
Wild South

4:00 pm Live Snake Feeding!

 

Exhibits

Reptile & Amphibian Day Exhibits
Exhibit Group
Geckos of Madagascar  Joe Adrignola
Find the Copperhead North Carolina Herpetological Society
Reptile Rescue and Rehabilitation Midgard Serpents Reptile Rescue
Epic Exotics Epic Exotics
North Carolina Natives North Carolina Herpetological Society
Project Simus North Carolina Herpetological Society
Project Bog Turtle North Carolina Herpetological Society

North Carolina Herpetological Society Membership

North Carolina Herpetological Society
Native Salamanders of the Piedmont North Carolina Herpetological Society
My First Snake North Carolina Herpetological Society
The World of Reticulated Pythons Dan Liebel Reptiles
Sea Turtle Rescue Simulation The HERP Project
Snakes and Turtles and Lizards! Oh My!

Piedmont Wildlife Center

Green Tree Pythons by Kimberly Burge Southern Chondros
Inviting Reptiles and Amphibians to your Backyard NCPARC/NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Davidson College Herpetology Lab Davidson College Herpetology Lab

Green Iguanas

Triangle Iguana Rescue

Herp Shop North Carolina Herpetological Society
Endangered North American Turtles Bob Palmatier Environmental Books
Rainbow of Rat Snakes Wildlife Club of Reedy Creek Middle School
Reptile Rescue and Rehabilitation Reptile Rescue of the Carolinas
Face Painting Paint Savvy
Amphibian Awareness North Carolina Zoo
Watermedia Painting Demo and Coloring Stacy Lewis Studio
Natives and Non-Natives: Reptile General Knowledge Herpetology Club at NC State
Molly’s Turtle Soap Raleigh Aquatic Turtle Adoption
Salamander Craft NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Lizards NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NC Turtles NC Museum of Natural Sciences
How Frogs Jump! NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Rainforest Herps NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Got Milk...snakes? NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Fossil Herps NC Museum of Natural Sciences
The Neuse River Waterdog NC Museum of Natural Sciences
The Traveling Tortoise  
Membership Table Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Geckos in Your Home NC State University
Art Awareness Action Disappearing Frogs Project
Turtle Rescue Team NCSU-CVM Turtle Rescue Team
Venomous Reptile Conservation NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Global Turtle Conservation NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum T-shirt Sales: Marbled Salamander!

 

 

For more information, please contact miranda.wood@naturalsciences.org.