Venomous Animal Safety and Husbandry Training Seminar
COMING THIS SUMMER!
3rd Venomous Animal Safety and Husbandry Training Seminar
June 13-16, 2013
Instructors, Venomous Handling Demonstrations and Lectures and Hands on Workshops
The 3rd Seminar on Venomous Animal Safety and Husbandry will be held starting Thursday, June 13th with an evening Ice Breaker, through Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 16th with three whole days of classes held at the Frederick Community College, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Maryland and hands on labs at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo near Thurmont, Maryland.
This seminar is for professional and serious advanced herpetoculturists and is limited to 40 students.
The instructional dialogue and hands on workshop covers Basic Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Zoogeography and Toxicology, Facility Design from Total Environment to Necessary Enclosure Enrichment, Handling Methods and Tools, Species specific Husbandry including Operant Conditioning, Regulation and Transportation, Nutrition, Health Care and Quarantine Procedures, Crisis Management
including Envenomation Prevention and Protocols and Staff Training as it relates to venomous reptile safety and husbandry.
The Ice Breaker Snacks, two breakfast Drinks and Buns, two Box lunches, a Western Maryland’s Mountain Man’s Ribs and Beef BBQ and an Eastern Shore Crab Feast with all the fix’ins are included with your registration. For the first time this year, a copy of all the papers and reference material used will be distributed free to all registered students and instructors.
The list of confirmed instructors to date include: Randal Berry, Doug Hotle, Rob Carmichael, Jessi Krebs, Dr. Dan Keyler, Dr. Jim Murphy, Dr. Sam Seashole, Dr. Ed Smith, Don Middaugh, Clyde Peeling, Al Coritz, Lauren Augustine and Jared Watts.
The registration is $435/student on or before Saturday, May 18th. Registration after May 18th is $485/person.
To Pay by check, send a check made payable to Global Wildlife Trust, Inc. and send to:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
13019 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont, Maryland 21788
To pay by phone call 301-271-3180 (Press 0 to avoid the recordings.) and giving your Visa/MasterCard/ Discover card information to the office staff.
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The suggested hotels are the Best Western Historic Frederick, 420 Prospect Blvd., Frederick, Md. 21701 ( three miles from the college) where they are holding a block of double queens, king and king suites at $89/night. These must be reserved three weeks in advance (before May 22nd) for these prices. Phone 301-695-6200 mention Venomous Seminar. Also convenient and affordable is the Motel Six, Thurmont, Maryland 21788 (two miles from the Zoo) at about the same prices.
- Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.-
Seminar Coordinator: Richard Hahn, Executive Director, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo
Program Chairman: Doug Hotle, Curator of Herpetology, Albuquerque BioPark
Primary Lab Instructor: Don Middaugh, Curator of Poikilotherms, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo