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Reptile and Amphibian Day

Herp Shop
North Carolina Herpetological Society (NCHS)
Sales of shirts, books, totes and art support the conservation of and education about amphibians and reptiles through NCHS outreach programs, research grants, and land management. Specific funds support endangered species through Project Bog Turtle and Project Simus.

Spadefoot Toads and Their Amazing Adaptations to Life in the Desert
Pfennig and K. Pfennig Labs, UNC Chapel Hill Biology Department
Grad students will present information about the many unusual characteristics of spadefoot toads — like shovels on their feet and cannibalistic tadpoles — that help them make a living in the hot, dry desert.  They will have live spadefoot toads from the deserts of the Southwest and one of their North Carolina relatives on display.

My First Snake
North Carolina Herpetological Society
This is a hands-on station where people may see snakes up close and touch them if they choose (while we control their heads).  We will have several native and exotic snakes of proven good temperament.

North Carolina Zoo Conservation
North Carolina Zoo
The mission of the North Carolina Zoo is to protect wildlife and wild places. We will be sharing some of what we do to protect wild amphibians and reptiles in NC and globally.

Slithering Snakes at Triangle Land Conservancy
Triangle Land Conservancy
Join Triangle Land Conservancy and learn about the wildlife that inhabits our nature preserves.

Find the Copperhead
North Carolina Herpetological Society
Test your snake ID skills as you try to Find the Copperhead! Learn more about this local venomous snake and see a live one up close.

North Carolina Natives
North Carolina Herpetological Society
See and learn about a large variety of native North Carolina reptiles and amphibians. They will have snakes available for touching.

NCHS Membership
North Carolina Herpetological Society (NCHS)
Discover what the NC Herpetological Society is all about — who they are, what they do and some of the projects and initiatives NCHS uses to accomplish its goal of conservation — and consider becoming a member today!

Project Bog Turtle
North Carolina Herpetological Society
Project Bog Turtle is a conservation initiative of the North Carolina Herpetological Society. The goal of the project is preservation of the critically endangered bog turtle and its habitats in North Carolina and surrounding states. Visit the booth to learn more and to find out how you can help!

Project Simus
North Carolina Herpetological Society
Project Simus is an initiative of the North Carolina Herpetological Society which focuses primarily on the southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus), but also studies other Sandhills area reptiles, and flora and fauna associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem. Stop by to learn about this important project!

NCHS Youth Branch
North Carolina Herpetological Society
The NC Herpetological Society’s Youth Branch booth showcases the awesome opportunities they offer for 2nd through 12th graders interested in all things reptile and amphibian. For those interested in joining, contact

T-Shirt Sales
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Come buy an amazing T-shirt designed in-house by a Museum graphic designer to commemorate your time at Reptile and Amphibian Day 2020. Featuring the COPPERHEAD!

BeWild Reptile Rescue
BeWild, Inc.
BeWild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides accessible animal education and acts a rescue for displaced exotic pets, primarily reptiles. Meet a few of their animal ambassadors up close and personal.

Irish Herps & Green Herps
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the herps (reptiles and amphibians) of Ireland and meet some green herps.

Green Iguanas
Triangle Green Iguanas Rescue
Meet the majestic creatures of the trees!

The Traveling Tortoise
NC Tortoise Sanctuary
The Traveling Tortoise is the education outreach program of the North Carolina Tortoise Sanctuary. Enjoy being introduced to the fascinating world of herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians). People of all ages will have an unforgettable experience meeting amazing creatures from all over the world.

Vipers of the World
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the diversity of vipers around the world and some of their amazing adaptations!

Turtle Diversity
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the amazing diversity of turtles in North America, from the softshell to the alligator snapping turtle.

Inviting Amphibians and Reptiles Into Your Backyard
NC Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Learn how to create wildlife-friendly habitat for reptiles and amphibians in your backyard. Come see live native snakes, toads, frogs, salamanders and turtles. Learn how to identify the copperhead, NC’s most common venomous snake, by playing our “Spot the Copperhead” identification game.

The Beauty of Scales
Stacy Lewis Studio
Reptile scales come in all shapes, sizes and colors! Stacy will be demonstrating mixed-media painting techniques that explore the beauty of scaly creatures.

Snake ID
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Meet some real live snakes and learn how to identify the most common snakes in your yard.

The Reptile and Amphibian Vets
Avian and Exotic Animal Care
Meet the Doctors and Staff from North Carolina’s first all-exotic veterinary practice and visit with a few of their cold-blooded patients.

Pollywog Playspace
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
A space with games and activities perfect for tadpoles!

Lovely Lizards
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the amazing diversity of lizards throughout the world and meet a few of the Museum’s own lizard ambassadors.

Herpetology Club at NC State
Herpetology Club at NC State University

This exhibit will display information about the club and host interactive games that present facts about reptiles and amphibians. They will also have live animals on exhibit.

Reptiles and Amphibians Terrarium Exhibit
Carolina Wetlands Association
This station will feature live reptiles and amphibians along with scientists who will talk about wetlands and how they support reptile and amphibian life.

Boas vs Pythons
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn some interesting facts about the largest, longest and heaviest snakes in the world! Get up close and personal with live representatives of the two titan snake families.

Green Tree Pythons by Kimberly Burge
Southern Chondros
This exhibit will have green tree pythons on display and Kimberly will discuss captive breeding of this species, general husbandry, ontogenetic color change and other topics of interest. (This is not a handling or touching table.)

Amphibians and Conservation
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Why do frogs croak? What makes their tongues so sticky? And is there really such a thing as a frog so big that it eats rodents? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the Museum’s live frog table!

Prairie Ridge Ecostation
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the amphibians that can be found just down the road at Prairie Ridge Ecostation.

Tree Giveaway: Creating Habitat for Vipers
Terra Vita Stewards
Terra Vita Stewards will give away tree seedlings while supplies last. Trees include: bald cypress, red maple, silky dogwood, chestnut oak and longleaf pine.

Exotics in the Pet Trade
Fresh Start Rescue Inc.
Fresh Start Rescue Inc. shows you exotic animals in the pet trade and discusses whether or not they really should be pets.

Girl Scouts: Three Cheers for Animals
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
The Girl Scouts will be here to answer questions about joining, and have a fun activity based on their programs.

Cool Crocodilians
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the diversity of crocodilians around the world.

Life in the Dark: Terrific Troglobites
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Did you know that there are some herps that live in caves their entire lives? How about snakes that hunt other cave-dwelling creatures? Check out this exhibit to take a trip through the dark and come out with a cool snake craft!

Fossil Vipers
Paleontology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Vipers have been around for millennia.  How do we know? We find them in the fossil record. Come visit the Paleontology Research Lab on the 3rd floor of the Nature Research Center to see some fossil examples of vipers. Talk with our paleontologists about the evolutionary history of snakes and venom.

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