FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274
Did you know that reptiles are some of the oldest
animals on the planets? Reptiles like the Komodo dragon and
Gal�pagos tortoises have roots that trace back to the time of
dinosaurs. Even though snakes, turtles and other reptiles may evoke
shudders from the bravest humans, all reptiles are an important
part of ecosystems.
Cleveland Metroparks invite everyone to take a chance to get
some one-on-one time with these cold-blooded creatures at the free
�Snakes, Turtles & Fun� event on Saturday, August 25 from 4 to
8 p.m. at The Shelterhouse Picnic Area in South Chagrin Reservation
Learn more about reptiles and taking a moment to see life
through their perspective, while enjoying reptile games and crafts,
exhibits, music, and more! The activities include:
Hall of Live Reptiles
Get some hands on experience with reptiles at this live animal
exhibit presented by Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists
(NOAH) and Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Education. Learn all about
Ohio reptiles. Meet a naturalist and ask all your pressing
Kids can dress and up and play in snake costumes.
Turtle Obstacle Course
Try on the life of a turtle and go for the gold in this
turtle-themed obstacle course.
The Reptile Felt Board
Learn all about reptiles and their habitats with this fun game
that matches the reptile with its correct habitat.
Enjoy the music of The Flip Side, featuring their contemporary
and classic folk rock style of music.
Giant Reptile Board Game
Become a turtle or snake in this life size board game.
Reptile Measuring Post
Visitors can see how well they measure up to the world's largest
Visitors can also browse the great merchandise selections of
EarthWords Nature Shop, and enjoy refreshments for
Bring a camera to capture some memories.
The Shelterhouse Picnic Area is located off Hawthorn Parkway in
South Chagrin Reservation, east of SOM Center Road/Rte. 91 in
Bentleyville - north of the Rte. 422/Rte. 91 exit.
For more information, call 440-247-7075 or
Know your reptile neighbors at the �Snakes, Turtles & Fun!�
event of Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,