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RE: My Educational Program is...

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Posted by: blackpine at Thu Aug 16 19:05:59 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by blackpine ]  
   

Way to go! It sounds as if you've done a lot of good preparatory work and I wish you continued success. I think you'll be a very good reptile ambassador.

In addition to Laura's good advice, I'd like to caution you about something. You may have thought of this before, but please keep a close eye on your audience as well as on your animals. Learning to work with your audience, particularly kids, is just as important as working with your snakes.

I just did a show yesterday at a library and, after giving the children my rules and cautions, one of the kids (probably 9 or 10 yrs old) waved his hand right in front of my carpet python... a snake that I had told the kids shouldn't be approached (unlike most of the calm snakes I brought). I'm a nice guy and I enjoy teaching kids about snakes but, as I had warned the kids I would do, I had the librarian escort that boy out of the program room immediately. The rest of the kids were really well behaved after that. LOL!


   

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