Learn about snakes at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

By: Staff report

WHITEVILLE – Ever wonder what snake species are at home in eastern North Carolina? Which ones are venomous and which ones are not?

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville invites you to join them for free family-friendly science programs every third Saturday of each month. This month, “Meet Me at the Museum: Saturday Exploration” welcomes Shane Freeman, park superintendent of Jones Lake State Park, and Little Bit, the corn snake. Freeman will present “All About Snakes” Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 p.m. In his presentation, he will explore the various snake species that call our area home. Participants will learn about snake biology, identification and a few do’s and don’ts.

Freeman, a native of North Carolina, has worked for the N.C. Park Service more than 12 years and has worked at Lake Waccamaw and South Mountain State Park in addition to working at Jones Lake. He is a N.C. Certified Environmental Educator and has extensive experience in education, resource management, park operations and emergency services.

Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For information, contact the Museum at 910-914-4185 or go online at whiteville@naturalsciences.org.

Staff report