Watch Episode Six: Snakes
Inside the Episode
Episode Six of Untamed features snakes – a family of wild animals that invoke fear in many people. During this episode, Center staff members highlight the beauty and mystery of snakes and encourage others to foster a respect for this highly misunderstood group of animals. Common causes of admission and injury are highlighted, and host Ed Clark gives viewers several ways to help our wild snake neighbors.
Read the stories of the snakes featured inside this episode!
Learn more about the people in the episode.
Help us care for Severus, Elliott, and other snake education ambassadors at the Center through our Caring for Critters sponsorship program.
Are you a snake fan who gets frustrated when others proclaim their snake hatred? Check out outreach coordinator Raina's blog post on "When Secret Snake Supporters Save You".
Do you want to move from snake hatred to appreciation? Check out how one former staff member made the transition in this blog post "Snakes: From Hatred to Appreciation".
Like snakes? Check out our "For Goodness Snakes" YouTube playlist:
- Virginia Herpetological Society: Snakes of Virginia
- Virginia Snake Identification Guide
- Snakes as Neighbors
- The Dangers of Glue Traps
- Venomous Snake Bite Information
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing.
- Untamed Watch-along Worksheet: Snakes (best-suited for grades 5 and up)
- Slithering Snake Story Activity (best-suited for grades 2-4)
- Hog-Nosed Snake Coloring Page
- The Center offers Skype in the Classroom programs to teachers around the world; schedule a "For Goodness Snakes" program for your class through the Microsoft Education system.
- Virginia Herpetological Society's Snake Quiz
Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for more snake information? Email us at email@example.com