Students at Alice Lloyd College and The June Buchanan School will be treated to approximately forty minutes of exciting, entertaining, and educational programming by one of the nation’s leading reptile experts. In this fun-filled, engaging, and informative convo, you will:
Watch volunteers endure the “snake test for bravery” with the harmless and useful corn snake.
Meet the largest freshwater turtle in the world — the alligator snapping turtle.
Find out why the Kingsnake is the king of American snakes.
See a ten-foot Burmese Python and learn why these giant snakes are now a threat to wildlife in some areas of the United States.
Examine the special adaptations that have allowed the American alligator to persist from the Age of the Dinosaurs to today.
Discover why Monitor lizards are sometimes regarded as living dragons.
Learn about the remarkable regenerative abilities of the legless lizard, and why scientists regard this animal as a missing link between snakes and lizards.
Naturalist Scott Shupe‘s presentation skills, honed from thirty years of performing live wildlife shows, make this exciting and educational show an entertainment treat! Shupe is a nationally-known naturalist who began his professional career in 1971 at the famed Reptile Institute of Silver Springs, Florida. He later worked at Florida’s St. Augustine Alligator Farm and then at Reptile Gardens in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 1978 he formed the Natural History Educational Company to provide wildlife and conservation education programming to schools. He has served as a host and narrator for wildlife-oriented television programming, produced and marketed educational videos for life science instruction, and served as the director of a private zoo and nature center in Kentucky.
In 2005 he authored the book U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics. He is also an accomplished wildlife photographer and his photographs and natural history writings have appeared in numerous outdoor and nature publications. Shupe has garnered various awards in his career, including the Environmental Stewardship Award, the Jesse Stuart Media Award, Naturalist of the Year, and Conservation and Environmental Education Recognition from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 20th, at 1 PM in the Estelle Campbell Center for the Arts on the campus of Alice Lloyd College to experience what promises to be a unique and captivating presentation of some of the world’s most notorious … no, interesting … subjects.