Even every snake has its day.
Sunday is World Snake Day — a chance for us humans to get down on our bellies and better understand those creatures many of us can’t stand to have slither past.
The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, however, wants to give you a better look at snakes. The Centre is hosting several events as part of the annual nod to the serpent.
It all begins with an interpretive walk at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
At 11:30, the centre’s snake biologists will host a snake/ecology presentation that will help you learn how to properly identify snakes and gain a better understanding of their habitat and lifestyle.
After lunch, the centre is offering a chance to get some hands-on experience with research equipment as biologists explain how they process and research snakes.
That’s followed with a telemetry demonstration — a search and find game — that involves a transmitter hidden in the centre’s “demo snake.”
Guests will be tasked with helping to locate it.
The event ends at 2 p.m. with the centre’s Heartbeat of our Nation performance.
Admission for World Snake Day events is included in the Centre’s regular admission cost.