Educating children

We often run ‘kids snake courses’, where children can come and learn about snakes in a safe and fun manner. We usually host these at nature reserve’s, especially the Palmiet Nature Reserve (Westville). This makes for a perfect venue, as we are able to get the children out into nature. We often go on a bush walk after the talk, in the hope of finding a snake or two (which isn’t easy!).

Puff Adder, Palmiet kids club
Check out that Puff Adder! Palmiet Nature Reserve, Westville

We also visit schools, educating scholars about these misunderstood creatures. From pre-schools to high schools, we talk to all age groups. We visit some top class educational facilities, but also the most rural of schools, where there’s no shaded areas or any form of technology.

Bush Snake in a township
Bush Snake saying ”Hi” to some children in a township in Umlazi

Lastly, we have visited orphanages, special needs schools and other charitable establishments, and we hope to do more of this work in the near future.

For any educational work for children, wherever it may be, you can email Nick at

There’s one last initiative we have started to do for children…

Joelle and I recently set-up the Evans School of Wildlife, in an attempt to get children away from their T.V’s, and into nature. We want children to care about conservation, and to hopefully make a difference one day.

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