EDUCATION

The Serpentarium will present and display a species profile, on each housed species, detailing scientific classification or Taxonomy, including habitat and husbandry care / enrichment provisions at the Serpentarium, as part of the complete interpretive and educational experience.

Biological Classification System

flowchart of biological classification

Example:

image of link to pdf

HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERPRETATION

- Indoor Museum of Exotic &: Australian captive bred reptiles - Secure facility with double air-lock doors for entry / exit quarantine and bio-security - Visitors walk through minute foot bath upon Entry / Exit for sanitation control - Hygiene stations for public hand washing facilities throughout exhibit and outside kiosk - Spacious eco-friendly enclosures with themed environments - Visitor appeal with excellent viewing opportunities for close interactions - Precedent statement on unique spacious enclosures and park theme grounds - Promote cultural values through indigenous ideas of conservation education - Historical legends & stories of old reptile mythology presented on poster billboards - Raising awareness of threatened & endangered species - Signage is used for education and interactive learning throughout exhibits

EDUCATIONAL OF INTERPRETATION

Showcasing Australia's captive bred reptile trade in harmonious eco-system enclosures - Theme of reptile exhibit and entire park is a hands-on habitat-educational experience - Library, Microscope research internet kiosk station & observation desk - Observe a collection in wonders of nature from insects to snake skin - Items actually available to touch, feel & experience in relating to nature - Toddler & Children's learning areas with observational education & practical experiences - Documentary presentations and microscope slide projections on large screen - Enclosure display signs explaining reptile exhibit species demographics of habitat & climate - Reptile care in captivity & enclosure eco-sustainability indoors - Species care sheets displayed highlighting handling, temperature & health checks - Display signs of hygiene practices at hand wash stations throughout exhibit and park - Bio-security awareness in walk-through foot sanitizer in double air lock entry/exit doors - As part of the interpretive and educational ideals of the Serpentarium, visitors are educated on the associated risks to Tasmania in housing and caring for the moderate & serious threat species. - Academic paper submission & research writing - Visitors interested in herpetology are able to observe reptiles while making use of library & microscope research station - Become involved in Serpentarium's I Care community works and reptile observation group or become actively involved with volunteer keeper service care duties

BUSH PASTURE LANDSCAPING

- 10,000 sq. meters of bush pasture of nature learning & hands-on discovery experiences - Hands-on interactive features of landscaping with touch & feel visual presentations - Native threatened & endangered species awareness with conservation message - Display signs showcasing native animals & plant species within surrounding native scrub lands

Billboard posters presenting threatened biology & ecosystem education

- Nature Conservation Act 2002 / Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 - Threatened species Global/ Commonwealth perspective - Frogs & reptiles of Tasmania (Simon Fearn) - Pond life education, ameba, striders, frog life cycle metamorphosis - Boa vs. Python facts & differences, eyes of the reptile, scales, snake biology - Snake, frog, lizard, & tortoise skeletons, anatomy sketches - Industry specific definitions, 'serpentes', snakes, terrestrial, arboreal, endemic, prolific, ovoviviparous, vestigial limbs, spurs etc. - Titanoboa, Colombia, Paleocene Epoch - Animal life spans, wild vs. captivity - Captive animal enclosure requirements - Animal keeper health & disease awareness, zoonoses - Scientific names, species, family, group, latin - Origins of life, large holes, volcanology, fresh water caves - Science, geologic time, tectonics, archeology - Two headed snakes - Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula californiae - Two-headed Royal Python, Ball Python Python regius, press@shutter stock.com - Eastern Hognose snake, digs, burrows, naturalhistorymag.com - Bugs, centipedes, ants, spider, grub life cycle - Mosquitos, fleas, ticks, leaches - Chemicals & genetic engineering

Tributes to the animal kingdom...

Large billboard tribute posters presenting topical fact, fiction & theories, with current research topics & reptile care in captivity. Origins of life in Reptiles/ Birds have scales/feathers link/ Fish Shapes & universal patterns in nature, octagon, bees, snake eyes/skin Use & concept design of snake image in medicine Sir David Attenborough. Broadcaster of conservation education Steve Irwin. Broadcaster/ Love of reptiles Lonesome George Pinta Giant Tortoise/ Galapagos extinction- last one died in Tasmania - Chelonoidis nigra abingdon Man-Keeper/ Animal relations, Chito & Pocho in Costa Rica, Vicky Lowing in QLD - alligator as pet. Mixed species friendships, hippo/tortoise, boy with python. Bermagui - NSW museum - whale helped whalers Animal research/ reptile consciousness studies Rat/ scientific studies, brain function, classical conditioning Hollywood movies - Dr. Dolittle/ Speak to the animals Rabbits / myxo- no vaccine allowed in Australia, rspca called for review of available myxoma virus vaccine. Push for scientific assessment to protect domestic species. New strain K5.