Posted on October 19, 2017 by Amanda Surowitz
Get to know your reptilian neighbors at the “Reptiles Alive!” showcase Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa! Cosponsored by Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges, this Reptile Awareness Day event is free and open to the public.
This all-day event will feature multiple exhibitors displaying many different species of reptiles at the Ben Tucker Pavilion at the Westin. This will be a chance for you to see reptiles up close, get your reptile “selfies” taken, and have your questions answered by knowledgeable reptile fans. There will also be several prepared talks by local reptile experts emphasizing how important reptiles are to the environment and dispelling many of the myths people still hold about our scaly friends. Seats are limited for these presentations.
- 10:15 a.m.: Dr. Chris Jenkins (The Orianne Society); “Reptiles of the Long Leaf Pines”
- 11:45 a.m.: Dr. Kathryn Craven (Armstrong State University TERPS) and Dr. Joe Pfaller (The Caretta Research Project); “Georgia Turtles—From Diamondbacks to Leatherbacks”
- 1:15 p.m.: Tony Mills (The Lowcountry Institute); “Reptiles of the Savannah River Basin”
- 2:45 p.m.: P.J. Perea (The Savannah River Ecology Lab); “Venomous Snakes and their Lookalikes”
Refreshments will be available to purchase at the Champions Bar and Grill. A raffle will be held for a variety of prizes. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.