starting a club

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starting a club

Postby Ozzy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:27 pm

I would like to get some advice on how to start a herp club.I need to know how to start one in school as a co corriculum in school. :) it is mainly to get peaple to think diffrent of snakes and to learn about snakes :smt006
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Re: starting a club

Postby adrianx » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:13 am

starting a band baby!!!
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Re: starting a club

Postby cvanvollenstee » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:00 am

First you need a super secret club house where you need a specail knock to come in.
1. Green Iguana Male called Sarel See Monster
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Re: starting a club

Postby Nzyme » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:24 am

And a fridge/freezer
1.0.0 Mojave
0.1.0 Spider
0.1.0 Pinstripe
1.0.0 Spider Het Axa
0.3.0 Normal
0.1.0 Axanthic
1.0.0 Yellowbelly
1.0.0 Cinnamon
0.1.0 Lemon Pastel
1.0.0 Ghost House snake
0.1.0 Albino House Snake
1.0.0 Brazilian Rainbow boa

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Re: starting a club

Postby Bushviper » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:07 am

You guys are not really helping here.
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Re: starting a club

Postby ReptileCorner » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:21 pm

Hi Ozzy,

The best thing for you to do is to join a formal herpetological association in your area, so that you can see how things run.

Adding to this you could always ask your school if you could put an advert in their school newsletter advertising that you would like to start a junior reptile club for your school and that anyone who is interested must contact you. Or you could put up posters.

Once you have a few people interested then you can have open discussions about the reptile pets that they all have. You won't be able to start a formal association because of your age, however having a small "informal after school club" should be easy enough to start. You could always take the members in your club to herp associations for their monthly meeting too.

Always remember though to be very careful about giving out advice to any of the members in your group - rather ask an adult who has much more experience regarding herpetology to make sure that any information you give out is 100% correct.

Also, if you guys go herping, remember that you need permits to catch and/or release any indigenous species.
Many associations arrange herping trips and it may be best for you and your friends to go along with them rather than going alone.
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