Know someone who wants to hold a turtle, a salamander or a snake? How about a hayride to an ephemeral pool, a bonfire with hot chocolate and s’mores, face painting, or a puppet show? The Efland Herpetology Celebration “Animals That Slither, Slide, Run & Hide” offers these activities and more, free to the public on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Road in Efland, NC, 45 minutes from Greensboro.
The Herpetology Education in Rural Places (HERP) Project will host the event at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center as part of a mission to increase public interest in herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), local environments, conservation and science.
A multidisciplinary team from UNCG, Elon University and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke have combined their areas of expertise and shared passions for the natural world in the program.
By Betsi Robinson