Since the mid 1970s, I have given countless educational programs to students of all ages, wildlife organizations, adult educational institutions, even nursing home residents. I have given programs at nearly all Des Moines area libraries. I have done evening family and community educational programs, as well as speaking at neighboring state herpetological societies.
In addition, I can create on major educational display. Other opportunities can be scheduled for school, club, or scout fundraising programming.
My primary field of expertise has been lizards of the world, for the first 15 years. I have kept many species of aquatic turtles, tortoises, snakes, and amphibians, both, native and exotic.
Programs are free. I travel within in an hour of Des Moines and require an audience over 10 people. Access to water for hand washing before and after the program is necessary for myself and participants.
- Educational Program Restriction: Because I am featuring live animals in the educational program, groups are required to have the skills to listen to instructions and not approach the animals without permission. Very young audiences (ages under 8) are not recommended without one on one supervision. Thank you.
What I enjoy the most is sharing my knowledge of these fascinating creatures and the important role they play in nature.
Kristi Briggs, daughter, age 12, Big Sand Mound, Muscatine, IA field trip. She is holding an ornate box turtle.