Children and their families learned about the many snakes that make Florida their home, a few snake safety tips, and some tricks to identify which snakes are venomous at Budding Gardeners: Friendly Snakes on July 16.

This program featured Alisa Cantu, a naturalist with the Museum of Science and History, with a short presentation and an introduction to three live snakes that are part of the reptile collection at MOSH. There were then three activities:

  • Show-and-tell with Alisa and opportunities to ask questions and see the snakes up close
  • A craft project making snakes out of buttons and corks
  • Planting a begonia in a biodegradable pot to create a snake-friendly environment in the children’s yards

After the activities, children and their families enjoyed snacks in the Ballroom, played games on the Garden Club lawn, and explored our campus gardens.

Look for more Budding Gardeners programs on the Garden Club events page here.