Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Location: Auburn, CA (Exact location given after sign up)
GCWR Member Price: $5
Non-Member Price: $10
*Must be 12 years of age or over to attend
Living with Rattlesnakes is a 4 hour informational class (with a 1 hour intermission/ bring-your-own-lunch break) to help educate the community on all things rattlesnake! Snake expert and researcher Mike Cardwell will present a lecture and PowerPoint program (featuring his own award-winning photography) on the biology, ecology and natural history of rattlesnakes. Mike will provide a fascinating look into the private lives of rattlesnakes, how to avoid problems with them and the latest recommendations for first aid for bites. He will answer your questions and dispel myths about these interesting but dangerous animals. Mike will bring a live rattlesnake from his current field study and safely anesthetize it after lunch for processing, allowing attendees to get an up close look at a creature that normally causes fear.
TOTAL TIME: 5 Hours
PART 1: 10AM – 12PM
LUNCH (Bring Your Own): 12PM – 1PM
PART 2: 1PM – 3PM
Mike is an adjunct faculty researcher at San Diego State University and has authored numerous articles in both scientific and non-technical publications on venomous animals and other wildlife. His groundbreaking radiotelemetry study of the notorious Mohave rattlesnake was prominently featured in Animal Planet’s Venom ER television series and he recently served on the panel that updated treatment guidelines for snakebites in the United States. You can follow Mike’s current rattlesnake field study at www.eyncrattlesnakes.com.