A while male with short hair and facial hair aims a camera into a clear lucite box with frogs inside. He is presenting to a small crowd of guests. Museum Educator Adrian Yirka presenting on frogs in Windows on the World. Photo: Matt Zeher/NCMNS

Windows on the World- 3rd Floor NEC

11am — Diamonds in the Rough: Conservation of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake in North Carolina
Jeff Hall, Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biologist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
In recent years, NC Wildlife Resources Commission staff, partners and volunteers have conducted surveys for eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and have only found them on Camp Lejeune in Onslow County. This population seems to be the only remaining viable population of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes left in North Carolina.  Come and learn more about surveys and the use of trail cameras to document this impressive native viper.
This presentation is recommended for all ages.

12pm — Vipers of the World!
Dr. Bryan L. Stuart, Research Curator of Herpetology, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
We will explore the biology and diversity of the world’s vipers, a group of beautiful, fascinating and misunderstood snakes.
This presentation is recommended for ages 8 & up.

1pm — Pit Vipers of North Carolina: Natural History and Distribution
Jeff Beane, Collections Manager, Herpetology, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
This presentation will cover identification, natural history, distribution and status of North Carolina’s five pit viper species: the copperhead, cottonmouth, timber rattlesnake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake and pigmy rattlesnake.
This presentation is recommended for all ages.

2pm — Snakebite in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Public Health Crisis
Benjamin T. German, MD, Asclepius Snakebite Foundation
Snakebite in Sub-Saharan Africa causes many thousands of deaths and life-altering injuries annually. This talk will highlight the problem, identify the important snakes, outline the treatment of the different envenomation syndromes and propose solutions.
This presentation is recommended for ages 8 & up.

3pm — Live Animal Feeding
Join Museum staff to watch us feed some of our live ambassador animals while learning about their various nutritional needs and amazing adaptations!
This presentation is recommended for all ages.

4pm — The Rattlesnake’s Rattle
John Sealy: Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Biologist
Rattlesnakes are named after the noise maker at the end of their tail which makes a rattling sound when their tail is vibrated. Why do rattlesnakes have rattles? What is it purpose? Does the rattle tell the snake’s age? How does the rattle make a noise? How does the rattle grow? These questions and more answered in a talk about the rattlesnake’s rattle.
This presentation is recommended for all ages.