Reptile Show

Creature Feature at the Mall

Prepare yourself for an amazing reptile adventure from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Mall Library Connection. Hear a gecko bark. See a cobra hood. Pet a snake (but maybe not a cobra). Learn about these and other incredible scaly, slithery, cold-blooded creatures—and touch or hold a few of them, if you’re brave enough!

The Mall Library Connection is located inside Vancouver Mall, downstairs near JCPenney, in Suite 285. This program is absolutely free and all ages are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary—just bring yourselves and your curiosity! For more information, call The Mall Library Connection at 360-906-5000 or visit http://www.fvrl.org/loc/tm. You can also keep up to date with new activities at The Mall Library Connection by following them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VanMallLibraryConnection/. Vancouver Mall is located at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive in Vancouver.

Sturgeon Festival 2017: Raptors, Reptiles, Fish & More

What’s more than 175 million years old and lives on the bottom of the Columbia River? It’s the sturgeon, a species of fish that’s hardly changed at all since the earliest fossil record. This spectacular prehistoric fish will be showcased at the free, family-friendly Sturgeon Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Water Resources Education Center.

At 10:30 a.m., a sturgeon dissection will give inquisitive minds a close-up view of sturgeon anatomy, with help from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. Highlights for the 2017 Sturgeon Festival also include a live bird presentation by the Audubon Society of Portland at noon. Then, at 1:30 p.m., enjoy a captivating live reptile show presented by Steve’s Creature Feature. There’s a lot in store for families, including kids’ face painting, crafts and hands-on science activities. Be sure to check out the interactive macroinvertebrate investigation station. Learn about other native fish, recycling, trees, water safety, and the importance of our Columbia River ecosystem.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Water Center’s outdoor lawn and picnic area during the festival. The City of Vancouver’s Water Wagon will be on site to keep everyone hydrated throughout the event. In an effort to keep waste to a minimum, guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and pack lunches in reusable containers.

The Sturgeon Festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver, with participation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information and directions, contact the Water Center at 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter. The Water Resources Education Center is located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver, just south of Hwy. 14.

Raptors, Reptiles & Prehistoric Fish: Sturgeon Fest ’17

What’s more than 175 million years old and lives on the bottom of the Columbia River? It’s the sturgeon, a species of fish that’s hardly changed at all since the earliest fossil record. This spectacular prehistoric fish will be showcased at the free, family-friendly Sturgeon Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Water Resources Education Center.

At 10:30 a.m., a sturgeon dissection will give inquisitive minds a close-up view of sturgeon anatomy, with help from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. Highlights for the 2017 Sturgeon Festival also include a live bird presentation by the Audubon Society of Portland at noon. Then, at 1:30 p.m., enjoy a captivating live reptile show presented by Steve’s Creature Feature. There’s a lot in store for families, including kids’ face painting, crafts and hands-on science activities. Be sure to check out the interactive macroinvertebrate investigation station. Learn about other native fish, recycling, trees, water safety, and the importance of our Columbia River ecosystem.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Water Center’s outdoor lawn and picnic area during the festival. The City of Vancouver’s Water Wagon will be on site to keep everyone hydrated throughout the event. In an effort to keep waste to a minimum, guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and pack lunches in reusable containers.

The Sturgeon Festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver, with participation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information and directions, contact the Water Center at 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter. The Water Resources Education Center is located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver, just south of Hwy. 14.

Creature Feature Reptile Zoo at a Library Near You

Steve’s Creature Feature is bringing his Reptile Zoo to Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (plus some additional locations) all summer long. This is a fascinating, interactive, and educational reptile program for families with kids ages five to 12. This one-hour, hands-on presentation stretches beyond the scope of TV’s exciting wildlife programs with a live intimate look at some of the world’s most interesting creatures. Questions and responses are encouraged! There’s a “reptile petting zoo” and photo opportunities at the conclusion of every show. The best part? It’s free! Here’s the schedule:

Critter Count & Reptile Shows

On Saturday, April 8, the Water Resources Education Center will celebrates its 17th annual Critter Count by turning kids and families into honorary field biologists from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by two live critter shows. Start by counting critters in their natural habitat. Then, see more critters up close at two shows featuring snakes, lizards, and other reptiles at the Water Center, located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way.

The Critter Count is just what it sounds like: volunteers in the field helping biologists conduct a survey of amphibians and reptiles. Critter Count begins at 9 a.m. with a brief training session for a quick overview of the identification of frogs, snakes, salamanders, lizards and other local amphibians and reptiles. Next, participants and biologists will venture out into the field to find and record these animals in their natural habitat. Participants should provide their own transportation to field sites, wear boots and warm clothes, and bring a lunch and binoculars. Training, field guidebooks, equipment, snacks and water will be provided. All ages are welcome to participate, and children must be accompanied by adults.

Critter fun continues at the Water Center at 1 p.m., when visitors have an opportunity to view snakes, lizards and other reptiles up close. Steve’s Creature Feature will offer two live critter shows, starting at 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. Learn fascinating facts about reptiles and the challenges in bringing them into your home as pets. Find out how you can be a “herp hero” with simple actions that protect water and critters. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.

Sturgeon Festival, Raptor & Reptile Shows

What’s more than 175 million years old and lives on the bottom of the Columbia River? No, it’s not the Loch Ness Monster’s sister. It’s the sturgeon, a species of fish that’s hardly changed at all since the earliest fossil record. This spectacular prehistoric fish will be showcased at the free, family-friendly Sturgeon Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center. It’s the festival’s 20th anniversary this year, and to get the party started, 20 painted golden rocks—each with a different sturgeon image and the hashtag #SturgeonFestRocks— have been hidden in public areas around the community. Finders can bring the golden rocks to Sturgeon Festival to add to the Water Center’s Rock Garden for a prize. Several of the rocks have already been spotted and claimed, but more remain.

The festival will begin with a breathtaking Birds of Prey show at 10:30 a.m., presented by Pacific Northwest Falconry School. Next, enjoy a visit with Eartha the Ecological Clown and her friendly cockatoo Major at 11:30 a.m., followed by a fish dissection at 12:30 p.m., when inquisitive minds will get a close-up view of sturgeon anatomy with help from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. The celebration will conclude with a live reptile show at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, kids and families will find sturgeon-themed crafts and games, plus hands-on activities and information about other native fish, recycling, trees, water safety and much more.

The Sturgeon Festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver, with participation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information and directions, contact the Water Center at 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter. The Water Resources Education Center is located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver, just south of Hwy. 14.

Sturgeon Festival, Raptors & Reptiles

What’s more than 175 million years old and lives on the bottom of the Columbia River? No, it’s not the Loch Ness Monster’s sister. It’s the sturgeon, a species of fish that’s hardly changed at all since the earliest fossil record. This spectacular prehistoric fish will be showcased at the free, family-friendly Sturgeon Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center. It’s the festival’s 20th anniversary this year, and to get the party started, 20 painted golden rocks—each with a different sturgeon image and the hashtag #SturgeonFestRocks— have been hidden in public areas around the community. Finders can bring the golden rocks to Sturgeon Festival to add to the Water Center’s Rock Garden for a prize. Several of the rocks have already been spotted and claimed, but more remain.

The festival will begin with a breathtaking Birds of Prey show at 10:30 a.m., presented by Pacific Northwest Falconry School. Next, enjoy a visit with Eartha the Ecological Clown and her friendly cockatoo Major at 11:30 a.m., followed by a fish dissection at 12:30 p.m., when inquisitive minds will get a close-up view of sturgeon anatomy with help from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. The celebration will conclude with a live reptile show at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, kids and families will find sturgeon-themed crafts and games, plus hands-on activities and information about other native fish, recycling, trees, water safety and much more.

The Sturgeon Festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver, with participation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information and directions, contact the Water Center at 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter. The Water Resources Education Center is located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver, just south of Hwy. 14.

Free Reptile Show at Yacolt Town Park

Reptile Man (a.k.a. Richard Ritchey) will be in Yacolt Town Park from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Aug. 14, for a free outdoor reptile show featuring 17 lives reptiles. His show includes education and information as well as audience participation (wanna snuggle with a snake?). Yacolt Town Park is located at 409 W. Jones St. in Yacolt. For more information, call the Battle Ground Community Library (that’s the nearest library to Yacolt) at 360-906-4740.

Free Reptile Show at Washougal Library

The Reptile Man (a.k.a. Scott Petersen) is bringing his scalable (get it?) production to the Washougal Community Library from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. This free, family-friendly show features an African desert tortoise, American alligator, cobra, rattlesnake, large Burmese python (how large is large, exactly?), and more creepy crawly critters. No RSVP is necessary. The Washougal Library is located at 1661 C. St. in downtown Washougal. For more details, call 360-906-4860.

 

Critter Count & Reptile Show

On Saturday, April 11, the Water Resources Education Center will celebrates its 15th annual Critter Count with live critter shows. Start by counting critters in their natural habitat. Then, see more critters up close at a live show with snakes, lizards and other reptiles at the Water Center, located at 4600 S.E. Columbia Way.

The Critter Count is just what it sounds like: volunteers in the field helping biologists conduct a survey of amphibians and reptiles. Critter Count begins at 9 a.m. with a brief training session for a quick overview of the identification of frogs, snakes, salamanders, lizards and other local amphibians and reptiles. Next, participants and biologists will venture out into the field to find and record these animals in their natural habitat. Participants should provide their own transportation to field sites, wear boots and warm clothes, and bring a lunch and binoculars. Training, field guidebooks, equipment, snacks and water will be provided. All ages are welcome to participate, and children must be accompanied by adults.

Critter fun continues at the Water Center at 1 p.m., when visitors have an opportunity to view snakes, lizards and other reptiles up close. For the second year, the Water Center welcomes Brad’s World Reptiles with two live critter shows, starting at 1 p.m. and again at 2:15 p.m. Learn about all sorts of reptiles—some that you could find in your own backyard and some that are more unusual. Admission is free! For morel information, call 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.