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2019 Year of the Snake at North Carolina State Parks slider

Year of the Snake resources

Scale Back Your Fear! 2019 is the Year of the Snake at North Carolina State Parks.

 

Every year, North Carolina State Parks has celebrated an annual theme in all of our state parks. Programs, festivals and events throughout the state support the annual theme.

The Interpretive and Education Council, a diverse group of park staff members from across the state, selects the theme each year based on suggestions and nominations.

A unique collectible bandana for the annual theme is available for sale at the park webstore or at each park office.

Below are some resources for park staff and educators to tie in to this year's annual theme.

 

Interpretive Programs

Outreach Protocols
for Living Reptiles
and Amphibians

by North Carolina Partners in
Amphibian and Reptile
Conservation (NCPARC)

North Carolina Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - Outreach Protocols - Thumbnail

 

 

Program:
The Symbiotic Snake
(.docx file)

by Joseph Shimel,
Park Superintendent
North Carolina State Parks

Copperhead snake - Medoc Mountain State Park - by Joseph Shimel

 

 

PowerPoint Program Template:
Snake of the Month
(.ppt file)

by Kevin Bischof,
Park Superintendent
North Carolina State Parks

Snake of the Month PowerPoint program - title screenshot

download as PDF

 

 

Field ID Resources

 

Snakes of North Carolina
NC State Parks graphic

by Brian Bockhahn,
I&E Specialist
North Carolina State Parks

Snakes of North Carolina - DPR - Thumbnail

 

 

 

Snakes of North Carolina
en espanol

by Brian Bockhahn,
I&E Specialist
North Carolina State Parks

Snakes of North Carolina en Espanol - DPR - Thumbnail

 

 

 

Snakes of Pitt County
Sample PowerPoint program

by Kevin Bischof,
Park Superintendent
North Carolina State Parks

Snakes of Pitt County PowerPoint program - title screenshot

download as PDF

 

 

Venomous Snakes
of North Carolina

courtesy of the North Carolina
Museum of Natural Sciences

Venomous Snakes of North Carolina - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Thumbnail Cover

 

 

Amphibians and Reptiles
of North Carolina

herpsofnc.org

Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina - herpsofnc.org - Thumbnail

 

 

Carolina Herp Atlas
of Davidson College

carolinaherpatlas.org
Carolina Herp Atlas - thumbnail

 

 

Copperhead Snakes
field ID guide

courtesy of Alvin Braswell, North Carolina
Museum of Natural Sciences

Northern copperhead - Gorges State Park - Photo by K Bischof

 

 

Cottonmouth Snakes
field ID guide

courtesy of Alvin Braswell, North Carolina
Museum of Natural Sciences

Eastern cottonmouth - Goose Creek State Park - Photo by K Bischof

 

 

Racer vs. Rat Snakes
field ID guide

courtesy of Jeff Beane, North Carolina
Museum of Natural Sciences

Black rat snake - Stone Mountain State Park - Photo by J Mickey

 

 

 

Crafts and Classroom Activities

 

Fact/Myth Cards

by Sharon Bischof,
Mountain Region Biologist
North Carolina State Parks

Snake Fact or Myth Cards

 

 

Snake Jokes

by North Carolina
State Parks staff

Snake Jokes

 

Snake Playing Cards

by Brian Bockhahn,
I&E Specialist
North Carolina State Parks

Snake playing cards - thumbnail

 

Snake Finger Puppets

mrprintables.com

Mr. Printables Snake Finger Puppets

 

 

Bottlecap Snake

krokotak.com

Bottlecap Snake

 

 

Accordion Paper Snake

easypeasyandfun.com

Accordion Paper Snake

 

 

Bubble Snakes

onelittleproject.com
Bubble Snakes - One Little Project

 

 

Cardboard Tube Coiled Snakes

craftsbyamanda.com

Cardboard Tube Coiled Snakes

 

 

Craft a Snake Tie

makeandtakes.com

Craft Snake Tie

 

 

 

Other Resources

 

Year of the Snake
Pre-Test (AIT Credit)

by Brian Bockhahn,
I&E Specialist
North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina State Parks Pre-Test

 

 

How Do Snakes Move?

University of Cincinnati
sciencedaily.com

Northern Rough Green Snake - Hammocks Beach State Park - Photo by S Bland

 

 

First Aid for Snakebites

Mayo Clinic

Snakebite image from Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Snakebite Fact Sheet

courtesy of Partners in Amphibian
and Reptile Conservation

PARC - Snakebite Fact Sheet

 

 

Re-homing Pet Amphibians
or Reptiles

courtesy of the Southeast Partners in
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation website thumbnail

 

 

Coexist with Snakes

courtesy of the North Carolina
Wildlife Resources Commission

Coexist with Snakes

 

 

Reptiles and Amphibians
in Your Backyard

courtesy of the North Carolina
State University Extension

NC State Extension - Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard

 

 

Partners in Amphibian
and Reptile Conservation

parcplace.org

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation website thumbnail

 

 

North Carolina Partners
in Amphibian and Reptile
Conservation

ncparc.org

North Carolina Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation