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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Hands-on Reptile, Amphibian Program
To be Presented at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Oct. 19, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — Herps Alive! — a hands-on reptile and amphibian program with herpetologist Keith Gisser — will be presented Thursday, Nov. 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Featuring approximately two dozen animals — including a 70-pound Burmese python, a 20-pound American alligator and a 25-pound monitor lizard — the program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Admission is free.
Audience members are invited to touch and hold the animals while learning about their natural habitat, care and survival in captivity.
"We try to present programs that are educational but, most importantly, fun," explains Gisser, who has kept, bred and sold reptiles and amphibians for more than 20 years. "It is very easy to stand in the front of a room and give a dry lecture on the physiology of a snake's lungs. When folks attending my program are actually holding the snake, feeling him breathe, it is far more effective."
The friendly "herptiles" also will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Willow Lounge of Davies Center.
The program is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Oct. 19, 1998