Leap Into Herpetology

10jun10:00 am12:00 pmLeap Into HerpetologyFamily Workshop

Event Details

Join naturalist April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep and slither at the Garden. This hands-on interactive program introduces you to the more common reptiles and amphibians of Pennsylvania. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by their call, examine touchable models and learn how to identify venomous snakes living in the area. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with live snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders! Bring your boots and be ready to get dirty in search of different habitats for “herptiles.”

$20 | Nonmembers $25  (Please sign in to receive member discount)

About the Instructor

April Claus is an environmental educator and naturalist. After completing her degree at Allegheny College, she received a M.S. in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was field director of the Pennsylvania Herpetological Atlas Project. In 2000, she founded Interactive Environmental Programs to introduce Pennsylvanians to their lesser-known flora and fauna. In 2006, April received the Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE). She has been featured on WQED, received an award from the PA Environmental Council, and started several environmental science programs in schools around Pittsburgh. April currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Environmental Science and Sustainability Department at Allegheny College.

Program suitable for children ages 7 years and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, kindly give 48 hours notice to receive a refund, by calling the Garden at 412-444-4464. No refunds will be issued after that point. The Garden reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, or in the event of severe weather.