Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hop aboard the Conservation Center van with Carrie Szwed and Gerri Griswold as we snake our way up to Enfield, Connecticut for a private tour of this fantastic new center owned and operated by our favorite herp expert, Brian Kleinman.
The Riverside Reptiles Education Center (RREC) is a place of fascination and education, giving visitors a special opportunity to get up close and personal with diverse indigenous and exotic reptiles, amphibians, and other creatures. RREC offers a comfortable, colorful environment with plenty of room for single explorers and groups. A large expansive room is available for educational programs and birthday parties. A gift shop and snack area are on site as well. Approximately 12,000 square feet of specific environmental design will house at least 100-120 species of amphibians, reptiles, and arthropods in naturalistic zoo-like settings. Visitors will observe the animal and the habitat in which it thrives. Some single enclosures will house multiple species, giving guests intriguing insight into how certain species occupy specific niches and easily cohabitate.
The Riverside Reptiles Education Center (RREC) will not only be successful in its mission statement of educating the public how to coexist with these fascinating animals, but will also become a financially secure institution that will be a mainstay here in Connecticut for many years to come! Congratulations, Brian!
Meet in the Museum parking lot at 9:45 a.m. The van will leave at 10:00 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m. You can buy lunch at the center. Space is limited to 13! Register early! All tickets: $20.00, A portion of the fee will benefit White Memorial. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.