Missouri Western participates in Herp-o-Rama Saturday, June 10
Missouri Western State University’s Department of Biology is participating in the sixth annual Herp-o-rama, an event celebrating the diverse and unique lives of Missouri’s amphibians and reptiles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at the Remington Nature Center, located at 1502 MacArthur Drive in St. Joseph.
Expect to see both native and non-native amphibians and reptiles, including an Eastern Cottonmouth, Copperhead, the state-endangered Prairie Massasauga Rattlesnake, large pythons as well as many other live specimens.
Featured also will be a craft for the kids, hands-on opportunities to touch turtles, snakes and other creatures and hourly talks about amphibians and reptiles. Experts will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Adults are $3, seniors 60 and older are $2, and youth ages 4-15 are $1. Children 3 and younger are free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Herp-o-Rama is a partnership with the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Pony Express Amphibian and Reptile Society, Casey’s Creatures and Missouri Western.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.