Time: 6:00 PM-? (Friday) 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Saturday)
Location: Missouri Department of Conservation
701 James McCarthy Drive
St. Joseph, MO
Come join us as we celebrate the world of amphibians and reptiles at our 3rd annual Herp-o-rama.
Friday, June 13th we will welcome three guest speakers in the field of herpetology.
Dr. Dan Fogell is a professor of biology and herpetology and the author of the amphibians and reptiles of Nebraska.
Dan Krull is an environmental consultant and herpetologist. In a world of free apps. he will be presenting on the Herp Mapping app. Learn why this app is of vital importance to learning more about reptile and amphibian populations and distributions.
Dr. Jay McGhee, biologist with NWMSU will give a presentation on salamanders of Virginia. Salamanders are reclusive and often hard to find, but are of vital importance to the ecosystems where they occur. Come learn more about these amazing animals.
Saturday June 14th we will be featuring live native and exotic snakes. Live turtles, including the state endangered Alligator Snapping Turtle. There will also be amphibians, games & crafts for the kids, informational displays, free educational handouts and informative talks given by expert herpetologists. This event is educational, fun and family oriented. Leave with a whole new appreciation and respect for some of the most vilified and misunderstood animals on the planet. Admission is free both days.