Snakehead Ed to visit county museum

Monday, April 16, 2018
“My snakes serve as goodwill ambassadors for all wildlife,” says Snakehead Ed Ferrer, shown with an Australian Green Tree Python, part of the Snakes Alive! program taking place at the Putnam County Museum in Greencastle on Saturday, April 21.​
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Youngsters can get up close and personal with spectacular snakes as Snakehead Ed brings species from all over the world to Kids Club at the Putnam County Museum on Saturday, April 21

The free program will begin at 11:00 a.m. as the museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, welcomes Snakehead Ed Ferrer and his program Snakes Alive and More.

This educational show, perfect for kids of all ages, will include a discussion on recognizing ​the ​many beneficial snakes of Indiana, the fantastic nature of snakes, and snakes to avoid. There will be an opportunity to​ ​volunteer for a hands-on experience.

Ferrer is a retired, award-winning middle school science teacher.​ He used animals in his science class to engage his students in science and nature. ​ ​The students’ favorite animals were ​Ferrer’s​ large collection of snakes​,​ which they often handled and helped care for. ​ ​After 30 years of teaching, ​Ferrer now offers unique, “close encounter” interactive snake​ ​programs​ to the public.

​The museum, which is accessible and has plenty of free parking, opens at 10 a.m. Thwwe program starts at 11 and is free and open to the public. For more information call the museum at 653-8419 or email​;

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