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Venomous vs. Poisonous

Available starting in June 2018!
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Delve into a world of danger as you learn about venomous and poisonous animals, and the differences among their adaptations! Presenters will use a limited selection of live animals to cover the mechanisms of these defenses.

Examine models and preserved specimens while identifying the traits of native venomous snakes and other toxic animals. The effects of these highly adapted toxins, such as hemotoxins and neurotoxins, will also be discussed as students learn the advantages of each toxin.

Discover how amazing these special animals are, and find out how to stay safe if you spot one, when you book this presentation!

Recommended for 3rd Grade and above



Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Add a program of Bugs On Wheels and Docents To Go: Oceans to try out the Animal Adaptations package! Or complement your presentation in Texas Wildlife with additional programs about monarch butterflies, Native Americans, and the stars over the Lone Star State with the Traversing Texas package!
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