Save The Snakes biologists give presentations to educate and engage people of all ages about snake ecology, wildlife conservation and how to live harmoniously with these amazing reptiles. We are looking forward to connecting with you in-person or online to spread our wildlife conservation message in your community! Want to schedule a time to hear Save The Snakes speak? Book A Presentation Here.
Golden-State Snakes: An Introduction to Some of California’s Most Spectacular Serpents
This presentation teaches community members about the ecological importance of snakes, identification of Californian venomous vs non-venomous snake species, precautionary measures to avoid snakebites, and first aid and treatment in the event of a snakebite. You also will learn facts and dispel myths about snake species in your backyard! In this fun, interactive and family-friendly program, educators will help answer all your questions about snakes.
Communities That Save Cobras: Current Issues Facing Snakes World-Wide and the People Who Work to Save Them
Feared and misunderstood by many, snakes are truly secretive animals. While snakes may seem mysterious, they play a vital role in maintaining balance in the ecosystem and their fascinating behavior might actually surprise you! Yet, from indiscriminate persecution to habitat destruction, snake species around the globe are under threat of extinction. So, why are snakes important? Do we really need to save the snakes? Save The Snakes Executive Director Michael Starkey takes you on a journey around the world to introduce you to some incredible snake species and the dedicated individuals who are working to save them from harm. He also dispels the myths that surround snakes, explains how snake species are under threat of extinction and informs the audience about how we as a society can learn to live with, and to even love, these amazing reptiles. Founded in 2017, Save The Snakes is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to snake conservation and human-snake conflict mitigation. Our mission is to protect threatened snake populations around the world through habitat preservation, education and community outreach to create a harmonious relationship between humans and snakes. The presentation features many of Mr. Starkey’s photos of snakes from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation.
“Thank you for the presentation. I think the girls really enjoyed it. Your slide show was great, and you are off the charts with enthusiasm. “
– Teacher, Immaculate Conception Academy, San Francisco, CA
“Hi Mr. Starkey,
Thank you so much for presenting at our school! Your presentation was very accessible to all of our students, and information was supported with excellent visuals. Our students can be challenging to engage, but you held their attention the whole time!”
– Teacher at Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco, CA
“I thought his presentation to all grade levels was very appropriate and educational, his speaking style was engaging, and the PowerPoint presentation was also very appropriate. I truly think he did a fabulous job with each group.”
– Teacher, Ranch Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
“Michael…thank you. Your passion and what you are trying to do is infectious and so refreshing. It’s also great for kids to see that scientists are humans with curiosity, not only someone in a lab wearing a white cost. Thanks again for a thoughtful and informative presentation.”
– Teacher, 3rd grade, San Francisco, CA
“Thanks so much for coming out to speak to us, and for putting on such an enthusiastic performance. Your dedication shows, and your imagery was fantastic!”
– Rattlesnake Biologist, Tucson Herpetological Society
To hear Save The Snakes speak at your community event, please schedule a presentation here.