Toxic Plants and Animals Course
Get a firsthand (and safe) view of venomous creatures and toxic plant life!
This course will give a safe (behind glass) look at some of North America’s venomous creatures. Animals including cottonmouth, copperhead, gila monster, rattlesnakes, and scorpions! Participants will learn how to identify and avoid encounters with these animals in the wild. They will also learn the do’s and don’ts of snakebite treatment, along with the medical importance of animal venoms. Identification of common toxic plants will also be covered.
*Rate is per hour. For increased participation, group sizes 20+ are placed in smaller groups of 15-20. You will need 1 hour per group of 15-20.
- Want us to provide a meal for you? Add a buffet meal for your group to your activity.
Requirements & Restrictions
- Age Group: 13+
- Max Weight: lbs.
- Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Adult to Child Ratio
|Ages 5-7||Ages 8-12||Ages 13+|
|Not Available||Not Available||No Adult Required|
Mark was engaging with the campers, both during our elementary and middle school camps. He was friendly and pleasant to interact with. He was knowledgeable about the animals and allowed plenty of time to let the kids interact with the animals directly. "
- YWCA Carlisle
We also enjoyed how interactive the nature program was! A highlight of the weekend for some students was being able to hold a snake! "
- Factory Youth Center