The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southwest Region celebrated Earth Day 2012 in several areas including the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge.


 


This year, refuge staff participated in a pair of outdoor classroom days sponsored by the USDA Nation Resource Conservation Service providing presentations about snakes to about 250 4th graders. The talk covered the role of snakes in the ecosystem, as well as safe and responsible ways to deal with encounters with venomous snakes.


 


In addition, the staff had a prairie kingsnake on hand and allowed students a chance to safely interact with, and touch, a live snake.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southwest Region celebrated Earth Day 2012 in several areas including the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge.

 

This year, refuge staff participated in a pair of outdoor classroom days sponsored by the USDA Nation Resource Conservation Service providing presentations about snakes to about 250 4th graders. The talk covered the role of snakes in the ecosystem, as well as safe and responsible ways to deal with encounters with venomous snakes.

 

In addition, the staff had a prairie kingsnake on hand and allowed students a chance to safely interact with, and touch, a live snake.