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Help with educational reptile show.

Postby lerikoen » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:57 pm

I live in Stellenbosch and work for a community outreach program where we work with children from the community. I was shocked to discover that the majority of them still kill snakes on sight - regardless of whether or not they are venomous. This is obviously what they learned from home and even school and very old-fashioned to my mind. My fear; despite the harm it does to the snakes; is that they will run into a venomous snake and in trying to kill it get bitten in the process so I want to educate them on reptiles. Unfortunately being a community project we do not have the funds to pay for an educational show - so if there is anyone out there who is willing to do it for charity and a good cause, please let me know :smt005 !!!

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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby Bushviper » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:36 am

I am sure the Cape guys can get involved. Lemme try a few people.
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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby kfc223 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:47 am

The guys at the Cape Reptile club might be willing to do it.
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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby JONvdHeyden » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:47 am

Hi

I know a chap who does an amazing educational show for R1300. He can't afford to do it for charity and there are risks involved, but I think it's a sum that can be covered with reasonable ticket fees. I set something up like this in Greyton last year for the EXACT reasons you describe. I used a small café/coffee shop for the venue and they help advertise the event (they had contacts in the schools too). It was a huge success and was even covered in the local paper.

I am based in Stellenbosch too now. Do get in touch with me if you want a referral to my friend and any help setting up such an event.

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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby Shaun » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:26 pm

Thank you Arno have made contact

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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby JONvdHeyden » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:07 pm

What did you have in mind for venue?
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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby lerikoen » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:11 pm

Well, the venue where we hold the project every afternoon. It is readily available to us, at no cost.
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Re: Help with educational reptile show.

Postby Blet » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:51 pm

There is a fantastic guy , Gretchard Pietersen, pretty close to you in Pniel. They run Dwarsriver Conservancy and their primary goal is to get local kids educated and involved with coservation. PM me for his details
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