Madison Area Herpetological Society

MAHS Events

With our goal of reaching out to the public to educate people about reptiles, we often are part of local events.  This is a place to see what we are doing and see pictures of our members getting out and educating people.  We also do MAHS sponsored outings for members, which can be anything from a tour of a breeder’s facility to hiking in the area to find local native reptile species.  Check out the stories below to see what we did, and what members had to say, along with pictures of our adventures.  Make sure to check the Calendar for future events!

Waubesa Intermediate School Family Science Night!

Waubesa Intermediate School Family Science Night! Location: Waubesa Intermediate School, McFarland WI Date: Friday, December 2nd 2016 Friday, December 2nd was another successful, fun filled Family science night at the Waubesa Intermediate School in McFarland WI! MAHS was there among a dozen or more exploration stations consisting of family fun activities and experiments, and some Continue Reading >

MAHS and USARK at SEWERFEST 11/13/16!

MAHS and USARK at SEWERFEST! Location: Fountain Banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI Date: Sunday, November 13th 2016. Yet another awesome and amazing SEWERFest has concluded, and it was once again a success! In case you missed it, the show was packed and full of fun with animals, vendors, and attendees! It was a great show, and Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Arena Public Library!

MAHS at the Arena Public Library! Location: Arena City Hall, Arena WI Date: Saturday, October 29th 2016. Also on Saturday, the 29th, and a bit later in the day, our VP and representatives from MAHS were out at the Arena Wisconsin City Hall to also present all about reptiles and amphibians as part of the Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Baraboo Public Library (2016)!

MAHS at the Baraboo Public Library! Location: Baraboo Public Library, Baraboo WI. Date: Saturday, October 29th 2016 Saturday, October 29th was a much anticipated reptile and amphibian survey presentation and show and tell in the community held by the Baraboo Public Library! There were as many as 50 to 75 or more event attendees who Continue Reading >

Aldo Leopold Nature Center FallFest (2016)!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center FallFest! Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona WI. Date: Friday, October 28th 2016. There were lots of great costumes at tonight’s Fall Fest at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona, from dragons, porcupines, and rockets, to mad scientists and more! We had a fun time hanging out with some of Continue Reading >

MAHS at CROCtoberFest (2016)!

MAHS at CROCtoberFest! Location: Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest, IL Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 Another CROCtoberfest has come and gone, and as always, it was a blast! Hosted by the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, Illinois, CROCtoberFest celebrated the conservation of crocodilians (and other reptiles and amphibians) found throughout the world, and was Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Science Festival (2016)-Pewaukee and Madison WI!

  Wisconsin Science Festival Location: Discovery Building and Pewaukee Public Library, Madison WI and Pewaukee WI Date: Saturday, October 22nd 2016. Another Saturday Wisconsin Science Festival is under our belts, and as usual, it was a blast educating kids, parents, and teachers alike all about reptiles and amphibians! We had a variety of cool animals Continue Reading >

MAHS at Rogues and Ruffians (2016)

Rogues and Ruffians 2016! Location: New Glarus, WI Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th (MAHS was there for the 8th only) MAHS was recently out at the Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians fair in New Glarus to show off some of our reptiles and to educate about them amongst many different entertainers, artisans, merchants, and other activities. Continue Reading >

Winnebago Pet Expo (2016)!

Winnebago Pet Expo! Location: Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh WI Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016. Another Winnebago Pet Expo has come and gone, and it was a blast once again! MAHS was there to provide an entertaining and informative presentation on the top reptiles for beginners. We also had a wide variety of animals that visitors Continue Reading >

Fall Field Outing 2016!

MAHS Fall Field Outing-Central WI Location: Central WI Date: Saturday, September 24th 2016 MAHS recently trekked up to beautiful central Wisconsin for some amazing mid-fall field herping, with some great results! We found many of the areas herp and non-herp species that day, and it was a great time overall! We can’t wait until our Continue Reading >

Mighty Con (2016)!

MAHS at Mighty Con 2016 Location: Monona Terrace, Madison WI Date: Sunday, September 10th 2016 All sorts of different characters, such as Kylo Ren, came descended upon the Monona Terrace today for Madison’s Mighty Con event! There were all sorts of different comics, anime, and of course reptiles for visitors and staff alike to see Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Yahara RiverFest (2016)

MAHS at the Yahara RiverFest Location: Conservancy Commons Park, DeForest WI Date: Saturday, September 10th 2016 We had an awesome time today at our first ever Yahara Riverfest at Conservancy Commons Park in DeForest educating all about reptiles and amphibians! Yahara Riverfest is an annual, fun filled family day celebration dedicated to promoting the conservation Continue Reading >

MAHS at St. Charles FallFest (2016)

MAHS at St. Charles FallFest (2016) Location: St. Charles Catholic Church, Hartland WI. Date: Saturday, September 10th 2016 Another St. Charles Fallfest has come and gone, and MAHS had a great day in educating event goers about all aspects of reptiles and amphibians. In some of the following photos, fears were conquered and minds opened Continue Reading >

Saturday Science Event-Discovery Building! 2016-Living Things!

Saturday Science Event-Discovery Building! Location: Wisconsin Discovery Building, Madison WI Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 We did it again at the Discovery Building‘s Saturday Science event all about different living things! There were insects, reptiles, bio-construction tables, brains, and much more! As usual, we had a blast educating and raising awareness, and even spread the word Continue Reading >

FISH Homeschool Network Ice Cream Social (2016)

FISH Homeschool Network Ice Cream Social Date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 Location: Church of Christ Memorial, Fitchburg WI We were recently at the FISH Homeschool Network’s open house and ice cream social, and it was a lot of fun as usual! We educated parents, kids, and teachers all about reptiles and amphibians, and we even Continue Reading >

Animal Hospital of Oshkosh Open House

MAHS at the Animal Hospital of Oshkosh Open House Date: Saturday, August 13th 2016. Location: Animal Hospital of Oshkosh, Oshkosh WI On Saturday, August 13th, Fox Valley area members and representatives attended the Animal Hospital of Oshkosh’s open house event! We had several different reptiles for visitors to see, touch, and even hold, and there Continue Reading >

MAHS at SEWERFEST-08/07/16

MAHS at SEWERFEST-08/07/16 Date: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 Location: Fountain Banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI Another awesome and amazing SEWERFest has wrapped up, and it was once again a success! In case you missed it, the show was packed and full of fun with animals, vendors, and attendees! Some of the vendors included Animal House “Pets & Supplies”, Captive Bred Continue Reading >

UW Milwaukee Continuing Education Osher Program!

UW Milwaukee Continuing Education Osher Program! Date: Monday, July 25th 2016 Location: UW Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI On Monday, July 25th, MAHS was out at UW Milwaukee’s Continuing Education Osher department to instruct all about reptiles and amphibians! Osher attendees had the opportunity to see and learn about all of the major herp groups, as well Continue Reading >

MAHS at the MECA K-9 Fest

MAHS at the MECA K-9 Fest Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. Location: Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, Milwaukee WI On Saturday, July 23rd, MAHS attended the annual MECA police canine vest fest at the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals in Milwaukee. This was yet another great opportunity for us to continue to spread our influence Continue Reading >

MAHS at McFarland Primary School-Reptile Show & Tell!

MAHS at McFarland Primary School-Reptile Show & Tell! Date: Friday, July 22nd, 2016 Location: McFarland Primary School, McFarland WI On Friday, July 22nd, MAHS presented all about reptiles and amphibians at the McFarland primary school! Event goers had the chance to learn about how cool these animals (and MAHS) are, as well as see, touch, Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Sauk County Humane Society Summer Camp (2016)!

MAHS at the Sauk County Humane Society Summer Camp! Dates: Thursday, July 21, August 10th, and August 17th. Location: Sauk County Humane Society, Baraboo WI. MAHS presented at the Sauk County Humane Society’s Critter Camp 2016 in Baraboo WI. Critter Camp is an animal-themed summer day camp at the Sauk County Humane Society. Each week Continue Reading >

MAHS at PetCo Reptile Rally-7/16/16

MAHS at PetCo Reptile Rally! Date: Saturday, July 16th 2016. Location: Petco, Multiple Locations On Saturday, July 16th, which was also World Snake Day, MAHS participated in yet another PetCo Reptile Rally to help educate and raise awareness of reptiles and amphibians by store customers and staff. It was another successful event, and we look Continue Reading >

MAHS and HAWS at Animal House Pets and Supplies

  MAHS and HAWS at Animal House Pets and Supplies Date: Sunday, July 10th 2016 Location: Animal House Pets and Supplies, Mukwonago WI The Madison Area Herpetological Society and USARK – United States Association of Reptile Keepers were recently at Animal House “Pets & Supplies” Open House and MAHS/HAWS event in Mukwonago! We had tons of fun playing with some amazing Continue Reading >

MAHS at Wehr Nature Center Reptile Day (2016)!

MAHS at Wehr Nature Center Reptile Day! Date: Sunday, June 12th 2016 Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin WI MAHS was recently at Wehr Nature Center‘s annual Reptile Day at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin Wisconsin! There were lots of opportunities to see, touch, and learn about native and exotic reptiles and amphibians alike including what Continue Reading >

MToxins Field Trip-6/11/16!

MAHS MToxins Field Trip!!! Date: Saturday, June 11th 2016 Location: Wisconsin MAHS very recently went up to MToxins (short for Micrurus Toxins), a venom extraction and research facility! We had the amazing opportunity to see tube feedings and venom extractions of several specimens of North American coral snakes, as well as several other venomous and Continue Reading >

MAHS Field Outing-Spring 2016 Western WI

MAHS Spring 2016 Field Outing-Western WI Location: Western WI Date: Saturday, June 4th 2016 We recently got back home from our annual spring field herping outing to western Wisconsin! It was a great day of herping and hanging out as we traveled over several counties in search of herps! The weather forecast was sounding very Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Aldo Leopold Foundation Family Day!

MAHS at the Aldo Leopold Foundation Family Day! Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Location: Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo WI Although we were only able to make it out for the tail end of this event for an hour or so of impromptu presentation and display, we were nonetheless also out at the Aldo Leopold Foundation Continue Reading >

Sauk County Humane Society Annual PAWS Walk/Run (2016)!

Sauk County Humane Society Annual PAWS Walk/Run (2016)! Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Location: Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo WI This event today went to the snakes (as well as dogs, since we have to include those in there too)! MAHS was invited back to the Sauk County Humane Society’s annual PAWS walk/run to educate event Continue Reading >

MAHS at Animal House Pets & Supplies HAWS Event!

MAHS at Animal House Pets & Supplies HAWS Event! Date: Friday, May 20th, 2016. Location: Animal House Pets & Supplies, Mukwonago WI MAHS was recently back out at one of our newest sponsors, Animal House Pets & Supplies in Mukwonago WI on 5/21 for their HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha) special event! It Continue Reading >

Riveredge Nature Center FrogFest (2016)

Riveredge Nature Center FrogFest (2016) Date: Saturday, May 14th 2016. Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Saukville WI This year was MAHS’ first annual FrogFest at Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville WI! We are always rapidly expanding our presence in the Milwaukee area, as well as throughout the state of Wisconsin! This year’s Frogfest was an opportunity Continue Reading >

High Marq Family Adventure Day 2016!

Family Adventure Day 2016! Date: Saturday, May 14th 2016 Location: High Marq Environmental Charter School, Montello WI It was a great day to get one’s inner snake love on at MAHS’ second annual High Marq Environmental Charter School Family Fun Day (2016) in Montello WI! We were on hand with several of our snakes and Continue Reading >

World Premier Showing of The Venom Interviews with MAHS!

World Premier Showing of The Venom Interviews with MAHS! Date: Saturday, May 7th 2016. Location: Spring Green WI On Saturday, May 7th, MAHS reserved a private theater showing of the world premiere of the Venom Interviews featuring many of the top minds in venom and venomous animals worldwide! It was an amazing and fun day Continue Reading >

Family Fun Science Night at Huegel Elementary!

Family Fun Science Night at Huegel Elementary! Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. Location: Huegel Elementary, Madison WI. Huegel Elementary School in Madison WI recently held its annual Family Fun Science Night on Tuesday, April 26th, and MAHS was invited! We were there to show and educate about some of our animals to attending kids and Continue Reading >

Afterschool Science with Reptiles at the Madison Children’s Museum!

Afterschool Science with Reptiles at the Madison Children’s Museum! Date: Monday, April 25th, 2016. Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI. MAHS was back at the Madison Children’s museum today with a few of our snakes to educate area community centers and after school groups all about reptiles and amphibians! Having a Kid’s Herpetological Society (KHS) Continue Reading >

UW Waukesha GEMS 2016!

GEMS 2016! Date: Saturday, April 23rd 2016. Location: UW Waukesha, Waukesha WI. On Saturday, April 23rd, MAHS was back at UW Waukesha for their annual GEMS (Girl’s Education, Math, and Sciences) event! We spent the day educating girls and their families all about the different groups of reptiles and amphibians, why they are so amazing, Continue Reading >

Evansville Community Earth Day-2016!

Evansville Community Earth Day-2016! Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Location: Theodore Robinson Intermediate School, Evansville WI. MAHS was back out in Evansville to rock it out for the Intermediate School’s annual Earth Day Festival! This event was a blast, with great turnout and lots of interested kids and families wanting to learn more about reptiles Continue Reading >

Clark Street Community School Spring Showcase-2016!

Clark Street Community School Spring Showcase-2016! Date: Thursday, April 22nd 2016. Location: Clark Street Community School, Middleton WI. MAHS was recently back out in Middleton for Clark Street Community School’s Spring Showcase, featuring the Middleton Youth Center and several supporting and partnering organizations promoting science, education, and outreach. We had a blast as usual at Continue Reading >

Pewaukee Area Girl Scout Reptile Show & Tell!

Pewaukee Area Girl Scout Reptile Show & Tell! Date: Tuesday, April 19th 2016. Location: Richmond School, Sussex WI We were recently at Richmond School in Sussex WI for a reptile and amphibian show and tell for the Pewaukee area Girl Scouts as part of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast! Scout members and their families Continue Reading >

UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Instructional Labs-2016!

UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Instructional Labs-2016! Dates: Fridays, April 15th and 22nd 2016. Location: UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison WI On Friday, April 15th and 22nd, MAHS was invited back by Dr. Christopher Mans of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine to participate in the laboratory section of their exotic animal Continue Reading >

Sun Prairie WI Cub Scout Troop Native Species Presentation!

Sun Prairie WI Cub Scout Troop Native Species Presentation! Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016. Location: Royal Oaks Elementary School, Sun Prairie WI Another successful Cub Scout troop presentation on native and Endangered species in Sun Prairie! The kids became somewhat rambunctious, so we ended up skipping the trivia, but the take home message of loving Continue Reading >

Week of the Young Child Science Night 2016!

Week of the Young Child Science Night 2016! Date: Friday, April 15th, 2016. Location: Levi Leonard Elementary School, Evansville WI. MAHS returned yet again to celebrate Week of the Young Child Science and Family Adventure Night in Evansville WI! There were many awesome, hands on games, activities, and of course, reptiles for kids and families Continue Reading >

McNeel School STEAM Night 2016!

McNeel School STEAM Night 2016! Date: Wednesday, April 13th 2016. Location: McNeel Intermediate School, Beloit WI. On Wednesday, April 13th, MAHS was at the McNeel Intermediate School’s STEAM night in Beloit Wisconsin! Kids, families, teachers, and other visitors had the chance to see a couple of our amazing scaly friends and learn more about what Continue Reading >

Van Hise Elementary Science Night 2016!

Van Hise Elementary Science Night 2016! Date: Friday, April 8th, 2016. Location: Van Hise Elementary School, Madison WI. On Friday, April 8th, MAHS came back to educate Van Hise elementary students and parents all about reptiles and amphibians for their annual Science Night! MAHS busted the myths about salmonella and reptiles, Burmese pythons in Florida, Continue Reading >

Baraboo West Kindergarten Center Reptile Presentation!

Baraboo West Kindergarten Center Reptile Presentation! Date: Monday, April 4th 2016. Location: Baraboo West Kindergarten Center, Baraboo WI We were recently at the West Kindergarten Center on April 4th as part of the School District of Baraboo to educate all about reptiles and amphibians! This was yet another opportunity for kids, teachers, and parents to learn about Continue Reading >

UW Madison Science Expeditions 2016

UW Madison Science Expeditions 2016 Date: Saturday April 2nd 2016. Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery On Saturday April 2nd 2016, MAHS once again participated in Science Expeditions! Hosted by members of the campus scientific community including students, faculty, and staff, this event had over 90 exploration stations and many other hands-on activities for kids and Continue Reading >

Dane County Humane Society PawPrints Presentation-Reptiles & Amphibians-2016

Dane County Humane Society PawPrints Presentation-Reptiles & Amphibians-2016 Date: Friday, March 25th 2016. Location: Dane County Humane Society, Madison WI On Friday, March 25th, MAHS was invited back at the Dane County Humane Society’s Winter Camp (and subsequent Summer courses)! We presented all about the basics of reptile care and ownership, what you need to Continue Reading >

UW Waukesha STEM Event 2016!

UW Waukesha STEM Event 2016! Date: Saturday, March 12th 2015. Location: UW Waukesha, Waukesha WI. On Saturday, March 12th, MAHS was also at UW Waukesha for their STEM event hosted by the campus’ continuing education department. Consisting of two separate 1 hour lectures, or presentations, MAHS was, like always, happy to show and educate all Continue Reading >

Reptile Rampage-2016!

Reptile Rampage-2016! Location: Lake Forest Recreation Center, Lake Forest IL. Date: Sunday, March 6th 2016. Reptile Rampage is a one day reptile educational event hosted and organized by the Wildlife Discovery Center (WDC) in Lake Forest IL. Featuring several scientific, educational, and rescue organizations from around the Midwest and hundreds of reptiles and amphibians for Continue Reading >

Saturday Science Event-Aldo Leopold Theme

Saturday Science Event-Aldo Leopold Theme Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, March 5th 2016 Although only for two hours, the latest Saturday Science event held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery was another success! Having an Aldo Leopold theme, MAHS had tables at this event to educate about all aspects of herps Continue Reading >

Monthly MAHS Education Tables at PetsMart Madison East and West 2016

Monthly MAHS Education Tables at PetsMart Madison East and West 2016 Location: PetsMart, Madison WI West Dates: Saturdays Monthly. MAHS announces that it now is holding an educational table and display at PetsMart-Madison WI West from 10 am to 2 pm each month. Store associates and shoppers had the chance to see and learn about Continue Reading >

Clark Street Community School Reptile Conservation Program

Clark Street Community School Reptile Conservation Program: Location: Clark Street Community School, Middleton WI. Date: Friday, February 26th 2016. On Friday, February 26, 2016, MAHS was back at the Clark Street Community School to present and promote reptile and amphibian conservation awareness as part of the Middleton Youth Center’s After School program! After school students Continue Reading >

Friends of NOAH Arftic Art for Animals!

Friends of NOAH Arftic Art for Animals! Location: Pontiac Convention Center, Janesville WI Date: Saturday, February 20th 2016. Friends of NOAH is an all breed 501c(3) animal rescue located in South Central Wisconsin that assists in providing rehoming and adoption services to many types of animals! On Saturday, January 20th, Friends of NOAH hosted an Continue Reading >

Super Science Saturday!

Super Science Saturday! Location: O’Keeffe Middle School, Madison WI Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2016. MAHS was all signed up and ready to go for O’Keefrfe Middle School’s Super Science Saturday event on February 20th! Attending families and students had the opportunity to try their hand at over a half dozen different science exploration stations, one Continue Reading >

Great Lakes Pet Expo (2016)

MAHS at the Great Lakes Pet Expo! Location: Wisconsin Exposition Center, WI State Fair Park, West Allis WI Date: Saturday, January 30th 2016. Another successful Great Lakes Pet Expo has successfully wrapped up, with over 12,000 visitors passing through the doors! The Great Lakes Pet Expo was back as Wisconsin’s largest pet expo, and the Continue Reading >

Science Night at Glendale Elementary

Science Night at Glendale Elementary! Location: Glendale Elementary School, Madison WI. Date: Tuesday, January 26th 2016. On Tuesday, January 26th, MAHS was at Glendale Elementary’s Science Night and Festival to raise knowledge and awareness of amazing reptiles and amphibians! Kids and their families had the opportunities to see, touch, and learn about several of our Continue Reading >

Respecting Reptiles at the Madison Children’s Museum!

Respecting Reptiles at the Madison Children’s Museum! Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Saturday, January 23rd 2015. Check out some of the photos recapping the “Respecting Reptiles” event held at the Madison Children’s Museum on 1/23! We had an awesome time on the rooftop clubhouse educating about all aspects of the conservation and education Continue Reading >

Dane County Humane Society Winter 15-16 PawPrints Presentation-Reptiles & Amphibians

Dane County Humane Society PawPrints Presentation-Reptiles & Amphibians Date: Friday, January 1st 2016. Location: Dane County Humane Society, Madison WI On Friday, January 1st (on New Year’s Day), MAHS was invited back at the Dane County Humane Society’s Winter Camp (and subsequent Summer courses)! We presented all about the basics of reptile care and ownership, Continue Reading >

Animal House “Pets & Supplies” Grand Opening Event!

Animal House “Pets & Supplies” Grand Opening! Date: Saturday, December 12th 2015. Location: Animal House “Pets & Supplies”, Mukwonago WI. Here are a few photos from today’s Grand Opening event at Animal House “Pets & Supplies” in Mukwonago WI! It was a great event filled with education and fun, and we wish Animal House the best of Continue Reading >

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Activate!

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Activate! Date: Sunday, December 6th 2015. Location: Monona Terrace, Madison WI. “I used to hate snakes, but now I think they’re cool” was one of the highlights of the second annual Activate! event organized by the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin badgerland Council for girl scout troops aged 8-14 and their families Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum “Animal Adventures!”

Madison Children’s Museum “Animal Adventures!” Date: Monday, November 30th 2015. Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI MAHS and some of our reptiles were on hand on Monday, November 30th for Madison Children’s Museum families and visitors who wanted to know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian, what the different groups are, or just Continue Reading >

Wisconsin KidzFest 2015!

Wisconsin KidzFest 2015! Date: Sunday, November 29th 2015. Location: JustaGame Fieldhouse, WI Dells WI KidzFest 2015 has once again officially come to a close for 2015, and like last year, MAHS had a blast educating families and all event goers about reptiles and amphibians! Everyone wanted in on holding a snake, including “Princess Elsa” who Continue Reading >

30th Annual Midwest Herpetological Symposium and SEWERFEST-Fall 2015

30th Annual Midwest Herpetological Symposium and SEWERFEST-Fall 2015 Dates: Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th, 2015. Locations: Monona Terrace, Madison WI and Fountain Banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI. The Midwest Herpetological Symposium is an annual event hosted each year by a different herpetological society in each tern state. This year, it was the symposium’s turn Continue Reading >

Aldo Leopold Nature Center FallFest 2015

Aldo Leopold Nature Center FallFest 2015 Date: Friday, October 30th 2015. Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona WI MAHS was very recently at the annual FallFest 2015 hosted by the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona Wisconsin! It was a spooktacular Halloween celebration where guests, volunteers, and visitors were encouraged to dress up and enjoy many indoor Continue Reading >

Madison College Reptile Education Demonstration

Madison College Reptile Education Demonstration Date: Monday, October 26th 2015. Location: Madison College, Madison WI. On Monday, October 26th, MAHS was back at the Madison College to provide insight and a hands on demonstration and presentation about all aspects of proper reptile and amphibian care & husbandry for the College’s Wisconsin Student Association of Laboratory Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Science Festival 2015

Wisconsin Science Festival 2015 Date: Saturday, October 24th 2015. Location: WI Institute for Discovery, Madison WI. Another Saturday of the Wisconsin Science Festival has come and went, and MAHS was once again there to help spread the reptilian word and educate event goers about all aspects of science surrounding reptiles and amphibians! The Wisconsin Science Continue Reading >

CroctoberFest 2015

CroctoberFest2015 Date: Sunday, October 25th 2015. Location: Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest IL. On Sunday, October 25th, MAHS once again joined the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest IL for their annual CroctoberFest event! Focusing on educational and conservation aspects of crocodilians (and other reptiles and amphibians worldwide), this event allowed us to continue supporting Continue Reading >

Midwest Environmental Education Conference 2015

Midwest Environmental Education Conference Exhibitor Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, October 21-22 2015. Location: Monona Terrace, Madison WI. The Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MWEEC) is an event held at the Monona Terrace every two years designed to bring environmental and science educators together, and is hosted by the Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education. This event contains Continue Reading >

Clark Street Community School Presentation!

Clark Street Community School Presentation! Date: Friday, October 16th 2015. Location: Clark St. Community School, Middleton WI. Middle schoolers at Clark Street Community School in Middleton WI had the amazing opportunity to learn all about reptiles and amphibians as part of the school’s after school program. Students learned the differences between these animals, the major Continue Reading >

PetCo Reptile Rally 10/17/15

PetCo Reptile Rally 2015 Location: PetCo stores nationwide, including Wisconsin. Date: Saturday, October 17th 2015. Reptile Rally is an event sponsored and held at Petco locations nationwide celebrating reptile rescue, education, and outreach. MAHS coordinated with Petco stores across southern Wisconsin to hold an educational table and display while educating store goers and those that Continue Reading >

NARBC Tinley Park October 2015

NARBC Tinley Park IL Location: Tinley Park, IL Dates: Friday, October 9th to Sunday October 11th 2015. Another NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference-Tinley Park may have come and went, but there are lots of photos and recap to share! MAHS attended in full force and had a fore front presence in the lobby as we Continue Reading >

Muggles Day Out (2015)!

Muggles Day Out! Location: Downtown Monroe, Monroe WI Date: Saturday, October 3rd 2015. Muggles Day Out was a Harry Potter themed event featuring many games, prizes, locally available themed goods and products, and more! MAHS was also at this event, of course, to show and educate event goers all about some of our amazing animals Continue Reading >

Mirror Lake State Park Native Species Presentation!

Mirror Lake State Park Native Species Presentation Location: Mirror Lake State Park, WI Dells WI Date: Saturday, September 26th 2015 On Saturday, September 26th, MAHS was invited up to Mirror Lake State Park near Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells to present all about native species of reptiles and amphibians! This was a great evening event Continue Reading >

Middleton Public Library Reptile Presentation!

Middleton Public Library Reptile Presentation! Location: Middleton Public Library, Middleton WI. Date: Friday, September 25th 2015. On Friday, September 25th, MAHS was at the Middleton Public Library in Middleton Wisconsin to provide yet another of our educational presentations all about the different aspects of herpetology, and the diversity of reptiles and amphibians! Afterwards, kids and Continue Reading >

Fall Field Outing-Central WI 2015

Fall Field Outing-Central WI Location: Central WI Date: Saturday. September 19th 2015. The Fall field herping outing of 2015 has come and went once again, and we managed to explore several unique biological communities in the central Wisconsin area, and find many of the species found within them. Being able to find and see these Continue Reading >

Globe University Madison East Fall “Zooniversity” Open House 2015

Globe University Madison East Fall “Zooniversity” Open House 2015 Location: Globe University, Madison WI East Date: Thursday, September 17th 2015 On Thursday, September 17th from 3:30-7 pm, Globe University-Madison East held its annual open house celebration! Featuring many fun, games, activities, food, and prizes, MAHS also attended this event with many unique and amazing reptiles Continue Reading >

St. Charles FallFest 2015

St. Charles FallFest 2015 Location: St. Charles Catholic Church, Hartland WI. Date: Saturday, September 12th 2015. Another St. Charles Fallfest has come and gone, and MAHS had a great day in educating event goers about all aspects of reptiles and amphibians. In some of the following photos, fears were conquered and minds opened by those Continue Reading >

Fromm Petfest 2015

Fromm Petfest 2015 Location: Henry W. Maier Park, Milwaukee WI Date: Saturday August 29th 2015. This weekend’s Fromm Petfest, heald at the Henry W. Maier park in Milwaukee WI, has come to a close. MAHS was there along with Zilla Products and USARK – United States Association of Reptile Keepers as we once again worked Continue Reading >

FISH Home School Open House!

FISH Home School Open House! Location: Memorial Union Church, Fitchburg, WI Date: Tuesday, August 18th 2015. MAHS has just concluded their latest even at the Memorial Church in Fitchburg WI for their home school open house! We showed some amazing reptiles and raised awareness of our presence\role in communities to kids and parents alike! Check out the Continue Reading >

Princeton Public Library Presentation!

Princeton Public Library Presentation! Location: Princeton Public Library, Princeton WI Date: Saturday, August 15th 2015. On Saturday, August 15th, MAHS traveled up to Princeton WI (near Montello WI) to provide another one of our educational presentations to parents and kids at the Princeton Public Library! Although turnout was small, we had a blast reaching out Continue Reading >

Private Residence Event-8/7/15

Private Residence Event-8/7/15 Location: Private Residence, Fitchburg WI Date: Friday, August 07/15. Here are some more photos of MAHS in action as we educated all about native and exotic species as part of a privately held and coordinated event in Fitchburg Wi! We always enjoy coming out to do education and outreach at just about Continue Reading >

SEWERFEST Summer 2015 Show!

SEWERFEST Summer 2015 Show! Location: Fountain banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI Date: Sunday, August 3rd 2015. MAHS and USARK were back at SEWERFEST’s 2015 summer show in full force! In addition to continuing to share our knowledge and passion with show goers, we managed to successfully adopt out 6 of our rescue ball pythons, and through Continue Reading >

Ride for the Mind 2015!

Ride for the Mind 2015! Location: The Gratitude Club, Fon du Lac WI Date: Saturday, August 2nd 2015. “Ride for the Mind” was a Motorcycle Rally that took place in Fond du Lac County to bring Mental Health and Suicide awareness to the forefront. Held at the Gratitude Club, the ride was 90 miles long Continue Reading >

PetCo Reptile Rally 2015

PetCo Reptile Rally 2015 Location: PetCo stores nationwide, including Wisconsin. Date: Saturday, July 18th 2015. Reptile Rally is an event sponsored and held at Petco locations nationwide celebrating reptile rescue, education, and outreach. MAHS coordinated with Petco stores across southern Wisconsin to hold an educational table and display while educating store goers and those that Continue Reading >

MAHS Jurassic World Pizza Party!

MAHS Jurassic World Pizza Party! Location: Marcus Palace Cinema, Sun Prairie WI Date: Saturday, June 27th 2015. On Saturday, June 27th 2015, MAHS held another get together to see the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World! With 19 people in attendance, MAHS members and board members enjoyed the enhanced movie going experience Continue Reading >

Friends of Pheasant Branch Snake Presentation!

Friends of Pheasant Branch Snake Presentation! Location: Orchid Heights Park, Middleton WI Date: Saturday, June 27th 2015. Also on Saturday, June 27th, MAHS was invited back to the Friends of Pheasant Branch’s annual celebration! MAHS was there to provide and educational and informative presentation on both native and exotic species of snakes. Afterwards, we led Continue Reading >

Garden Mart Pet Expo 2015

Garden Mart Pet Expo 2015 Location: Garden Mart, Mukwonago WI Date: Saturday, June 20th 2015. On Saturday, June 20th, MAHS was also invited to participate in another Pet expo event, at the Garden Mart in Mukwonago WI! MAHS continued to educate about all aspects of herps, and raised awareness of our presence and what we do Continue Reading >

LC PetFest 2015

LC PetFest 2015 Date: Saturday, June 20th 2015 Location: LC Pets, Hartland WI The first ever LC Pets Petfest has concluded, and MAHS as well as USARK had a strong presence at this event. We were there to educate event goers on all aspects of herps, as well as to raise awareness and community presence Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum Summer Palooza 2015

Madison Children’s Museum Summer Palooza 2015 Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Saturday, June 13th 2015 On Saturday, June 13th, MAHS was invited back to the Madison Children’s Museum for its annual SummerPalooza event! Consisting of many fun indoor and outdoor games, activities, and educational seminars and tables, MAHS was there to educate the Continue Reading >

Wehr Nature Center Reptile Day!

Wehr Nature Center Reptile Day! Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin WI Date: Sunday, June 7th 2015 We would like to thank the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, WI for organizing their annual Reptile Day and for allowing us to become a part of this reptile education event. In addition to the reptile displays and education, there were Continue Reading >

Summer Trails Festival 2015

Summer Trails Festival 2015 Date: Saturday, June 6th 2015 Location: Capitol Springs Park, Madison WI. MAHS was at Summer Trails Festival at Lake Farm Park in Madison! Organized by Dane County Parks and Recreation and Friends of Capitol Springs, MAHS was among the hits of the event as we educated about all aspects of reptiles Continue Reading >

MAHS Rummage Sale 6/5-6/7

MAHS Rummage Sale 6/5-6/7 Dates: 6/05/15-6/07/15 Location: Madison, WI. From Friday, June 5thth to Sunday, the 7th, MAHS held a garage sale fundraiser to benefit the society! We had on hand enclosures, supplies, clothes, raffles, and many other deals on lots of items. Be sure to look for future fundraisers pt on by MAHS!

UW Waukesha GEMS Event!

UW Waukesha GEMS Event! Date: Saturday, May 30th 2015. Location: UW Waukesha, Waukesha WI. On Saturday, May 30th, MAHS was also at UW Waukesha for their GEMS (Girl’s Education, Mathematics, and Sciences) event hosted by the campus’ continuing education department. Consisting of four separate 1 hour lectures, or presentations, MAHS was, like always, happy to Continue Reading >

Frank Allis Elementary Carnival Day!

Frank Allis Elementary Carnival Day! Date: Saturday, May 30th 2015. Location: Frank Allis Elementary School, Madison WI. Check out some of the Frank Allis School Carnival photos from today (May 30th). MAHS was there to educate all about reptiles and why they are important in many ways. This was another fun and educational event for Continue Reading >

Clark Street Community School Presentation!

Clark Street Community School Presentation! Date: Friday, May 29th 2015. Location: Clark St. Community School, Middleton WI. MAHS was recently at the Clark street community school for their after school program! Attending students and others had the opportunity to learn all about the different reptiles and amphibians, and what makes each one unique! *Special thanks Continue Reading >

Glacier Creek Middle School Herp Presentation!

Glacier Creek Middle School Herp Presentation! Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Location: Glacier Creek Middle School, Cross Plains WI MAHS was recently at Glacier Creek middle school in Cross Plains WI to present all about the ecological and environmental benefits both native and exotic reptiles provide. The event was fun, even though the students weren’t Continue Reading >

Spring 2015 Field Outing-Western WI

Spring 2015 Field Outing-Western WI Date: Saturday, May 16th 2015. Location: Western WI Timber rattlesnake in a tree, and much more! The MAHS annual spring field outing has just concluded, and it was an amazing day as we traveled to new areas of western WI in search of herps! It was an excellent day overall Continue Reading >

High Marq Environmental Charter School Family Adventure Day!

High Marq Environmental Charter School Family Adventure Day! Date: Saturday, May 9th 2015 Location: Montello Jr/Sr High School, Montello WI. Reptiles did it again while at the High Marq Environmental Charter School’s Family Adventure Day held at Montello high school in Montello WI! We did what we do best, which is educating all about reptiles, Continue Reading >

MAHS/USARK at the Wisconsin Reptile Expo Spring 2015

Wisconsin Reptile Expo Spring 2015 Date: Sunday, April 26th 2015. Location: VFW Hall, Cottage Grove Rd, Madison WI On Sunday, April 26th 2015, MAHS and USARK represented the reptile nation while at the bi annual Wisconsin Reptile Expo (WIRE) in Madison WI!

Sauk County Humane Society PAWS Walk 2015!

Sauk County Humane Society PAWS Walk 2015! Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Location: Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo WI. Reptiles were a success at the annual Paws walk and run, hosted by the Sauk county Humane Society in Baraboo WI! While not the busiest event, the weather for today was beautiful, and we had lots of Continue Reading >

Sauk County Earth Day 2015!

Sauk County Earth Day 2015! Date: Sunday, April 26th 2015. Location: UW Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo WI. Girl Scout troops and many other community groups and members had a day long fill of more reptile education while at Sauk County Earth Day held at the UW Baraboo campus! Reptiles were a hit a the event, and Continue Reading >

COMETS Family Science Night!

COMETS Family Science Night! Date: Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI More science education took place at the Madison Children’s Museum as part of the Madison school district COMETS event serving six Madison area community centers. It was a fun filled event with about 300 Madison area youth coming to learn more Continue Reading >

Emerson Elementary Science Night!

Emerson Elementary Science Night! Date: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015. Location: Emerson Elementary, Madison WI Science Night at Emerson Elementary has just concluded, and it was a night full of fun science education with reptiles! Even local school shows are not any less important, as it can never be known which kids who have had positive Continue Reading >

Week of the Young Child Science Night 2015!

Week of the Young Child Science Night! Date: Friday, April 17th, 2015. Location: Levi Leonard Elementary School, Evansville WI. MAHS returned after a year off to celebrate Week of the Young Child Science Night in Evansville WI! There were many awesome, hands on games, activities, and of course, reptiles for kids and families to see, Continue Reading >

Van Hise Elementary Science Night!

Van Hise Elementary Science Night! Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. Location: Van Hise Elementary School, Madison WI. On Tuesday, April 14th, MAHS came back to educate Van Hise elementary students and parents all about reptiles and amphibians for their annual Science Night! MAHS busted the myths about salmonella and reptiles, Burmese pythons in Florida, and Continue Reading >

Monona Public Library Creepy Crawly Bugs & Friends!

Monona Public Library Creepy Crawly Bugs & Friends! Date: Saturday, April 11th 2015 Location: Monona Public Library, Monona WI On Saturday, April 11th, MAHS was invited to participate in the Monona Public Library’s educational Creepy Crawly Bugs & Friends event! While this was a short event for us, families and kids participating in this library party Continue Reading >

Devil’s Lake State Park Native Species Presentation!

Devil’s Lake State Park Native Species/General Herps Presentations! Date: Saturday, April 4th 2015, July 25th Location: Devil’s Lake State Park Nature Center, Baraboo WI On Saturday, April 4th, MAHS was invited back up to Devil’s Lake State Park by park naturalists to once again provide information and a presentation all about Wisconsin’s native reptile and Continue Reading >

UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Instructional Labs 2015

UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Instructional Labs 2015 Dates: Wednesdays, April 1st and 8th 2015. Location: UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison WI On Wednesdays, April 1st and 8th, MAHS was invited back by Dr. Christopher Mans of the UW Schoolof Veterinary Medicine to participate in the laboratory section of their exotic animal Continue Reading >

UW Madison Science Expeditions 2015

UW Madison Science Expeditions 2015 Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22 2015 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and UW School of Medicine On Saturday March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2015, MAHS once again participated in the two day event known as Science Expeditions! Hosted by members of the campus scientific community including students, faculty, Continue Reading >

MAHS at Reptile Rampage 2015!

MAHS at Reptile Rampage 2015! Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8th 2015 Location: Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest IL On Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th, MAHS members and volunteers visited the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, IL! There, they were given a special tour and hands on experience with many of the animals Continue Reading >

UW Madison Saturday Science-Aldo Leopold

UW Madison Saturday Science-Aldo Leopold Date: Saturday, March 7th 2015 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI MAHS joined in on a nature and environmentally themed Saturday Science event held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on Saturday March 7th 2015! While only a two hour event, attendance was packed at over 1,110 attendees who Continue Reading >

AniMart Tropical Escape 2015

AniMart Tropical Escape 2015! Date: Saturday, February 21 Location: Animart, Madison WI MAHS was invited back to participate in Animart’s annual Tropical Escape Day on February 21st! Celebrating pets and responsible pet ownership, Tropical Escape also had many store wide deals, discounts, games, prizes, and many other activities! We always enjoy having a blast with Continue Reading >

Great Lakes Pet Expo 2015

Great Lakes Pet Expo 2015 Location: Wisconsin Expo Center, West Allis WI Date: Saturday, January 31st 2015 On Saturday, January 31st, MAHS once again attended the annual Great Lakes Pet Expo! The Great Lakes Pet Expo is a unique event that raises money for companion animals all over Wisconsin. MAHS and USARK had a significant Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum Rooftop Ramble 2015

Madison Children’s Museum Rooftop Ramble 2015 Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Dates: Saturday, January 24th, February 28th,  On Saturday January 24th, MAHS once again participated at one of their favorite locations at the Madison Children’s Museum on educating all about native species of Wisconsin as well as the top 10 beginner reptiles, and the Continue Reading >

Monthly MAHS Education Tables at PetsMart Madison West 2015

Monthly MAHS Education Tables at PetsMart Madison West 2015 Location: PetsMart, Madison WI West Dates: Saturdays Monthly. MAHS announces that it now is holding an educational table and display at PetsMart-Madison WI West from 10 am to 2 pm each month. Store associates and shoppers had the chance to see and learn about many unique Continue Reading >

Dane County Humane Society PawPrints Presentations-Reptiles & Amphibians

Dane County Humane Society PawPrints Presentation-Reptiles & Amphibians Date: Friday, January 2nd 2015, Wednesday, July 22nd, July 31st, August 26th 2015. Location: Dane County Humane Society, Madison WI On Friday, January 2nd, MAHS was invited back at the Dane County Humane Society’s Winter Camp (and subsequent Summer courses)! We presented all about the basics of Continue Reading >

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland-Activate! STEM Event

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland-Activate! STEM Event Location: Monona Terrace, Madison WI Date: Monday, December 1st 2014 Activate!-STEM Family event is an annual science, education, and mathematics event held at Monona Terrace and hosted by the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland! This year was MAHS’s first in participation! Over 350 participants attended last year’s event,, including Continue Reading >

Wisconsin KidzFest 2014

Wisconsin KidzFest 2014 Location: Just a Game Fieldhouse, Wisconsin Dells WI Date: Sunday, November 30th 2014 The Wisconsin Kidz Fest is an annual children’s event with many interactive shows, shopping, and activities for families and individuals of all ages! Held at “Just a Game” Field House in Wisconsin Dells, this event will also featured a Continue Reading >

Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha Reptile Presentation

Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha Reptile Presentation Location: HAWS, Waukesha WI Date: Friday, November 21st 2014 On Friday, November 21st , MAHS presented at HAWS of Waukesha’s student based camp sessions to provide insight on reptile care and education!  Participants had the opportunity to ask and learn questions about which species make the Continue Reading >

Madison College Presentation: Reptile Handling and Restraint

Madison College Presentation: Reptile Handling and Restraint Location: Madison College Truax Campus Date: Monday, November 17th 2014 On Monday, November 17th 29th, MAHS was invited back at Madison College’s Veterinary Technician Association to provide an informative presentation on reptile handling and restraint techniques! Students and faculty of the organization alike had the opportunity to see Continue Reading >

SEWERFEST Fall show 11/09/14

SEWERFEST Fall show 11/09/14 Location: Fountain Banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI Date: Sunday, November 9th 2014 SEWERFest began in 2001 as a small Midwestern Reptile show. Since then, the annual Sale and Fest has grown in popularity and remains a Summertime (and now Fall!) favorite: Includes a wide variety of diverse captive bred animals Features quality Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum-Snakes, Spiders, and Other Creepy Crawlies? Not So Scary!

Madison Children’s Museum-Snakes, Spiders, and Other Creepy Crawlies? Not So Scary! Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Saturday, November 1st 2014 Many people are terrified of snakes, spiders, and other “creepy” crawlies, but how much of it is true? The Madison area Herpetological Society was once again on hand at the Madison Children’s Museum Continue Reading >

MAHS at FantastiCon 2014!

MAHS at FantastiCon Location: Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Milwaukee WI Date: Saturday, October 25th 2014 FantistiCon is Milwaukee’s first comic book and pop culture convention! It was a family friendly celebration of all things creative, fun and influential in 20th Century pop culture! There was lots of amazing merchandise from comics, toys, collectibles, books, movies Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Science Festival 2014

Wisconsin Science Festival 2014 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, October 18th 2014 On Saturday, October 18th, MAHS once again attended the Wisconsin Science Festival 2013! WI Science Festivals are a public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, Continue Reading >

NARBC Tinley Park 2014

NARBC Tinley Park 2014 Location: Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park IL Dates: Friday, October 10th to Sunday October 12th 2014 The North American Reptile Breeder’s Conference in Tinley Park IL is one of the largest reptile shows in the country! MAHS was back at this show vending and working hard to raising money in Continue Reading >

Winnebago Pet Expo 2014

Winnebago Pet Expo 2014 Location: Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh WI Date: Saturday, October 4th 2014 On Saturday, October 4th, MAHS was back  up to Oshkosh WI from 10 am to 5 pm for the second annual Winnebago Pet Expo! We did what we and that was showing and educating about reptiles and amphibians as well Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Lube (Make a Difference Monday)-Middleton WI!

MAHS at the Lube (Make a Difference Monday)-Middleton WI! Location: Quaker Steak and Lube, Middleton WI Date: Monday. September 29th 2014 MAHS hung out and educated families and restaurant goers about reptiles and amphibians at Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton WI! We had displays about reptiles and amphibians, information and care sheets, info about Continue Reading >

Fall Field Herping Outing-Central Wisconsin 2014

Fall Field Herping Outing-Central Wisconsin 2014 Location: Central WI Date: Saturday, September 26th 2014 On Saturday, September 26th, MAHS travelled back up to the central Wisconsin region to find and photograph the area’s many unique amphibians and reptiles! The outing was a success, with species such as four toed salamanders, spotted and blue spotted salamanders, Continue Reading >

UW Waukesha Continuing Education Program-Reptile Inspired Engineering

UW Waukesha Continuing Education Program-Reptile Inspired Engineering Location: UW Waukesha, Waukesha WI Date: Friday, September 26th 2014 On Friday, September 26th, MAHS instructed a continuing education class at UW Waukesha on reptile and amphibian inspired engineering! How do geckos inspire new designs and inventions in adhesives? How can we look to the ability of some Continue Reading >

Globe University Madison East Fall Open House 2014

Globe University Madison East Fall Open House Location: Globe University, Madison WI East : Wednesday, September 17th 2014 On Wednesday, September 17th from 3:30-7 pm, Globe University-Madison East held its annual open house celebration! Featuring many fun, games, activities, food, and prizes, MAHS also attended this event with many unique and amazing reptiles and amphibians Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Reptile Expo Fall Show 2014

Wisconsin Reptile Expo Fall Show 2014 Location: VFW Post 7591, Madison WI Date: Sunday, September 14 2014 On September 14th, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm, MAHS attended Madison’s only captive bred reptile show. This was a great opportunity to come see a wide variety of captive bred animals and be able to converse Continue Reading >

AniMart PetFest 2014

AniMart Petfest 2014 Location: Animart, Madison WI Date: Saturday, September 13 2013 4303 East Towne Boulevard Madison, WI MAHS participated in its third annual Reptile Discovery Day at AniMart’s PetFest on September 13th from 10 am to 5 pm. MAHS had a noticeable presence at Petfest, and had many live reptiles, and more opportunities to Continue Reading >

St. Charles FallFest 2014

St. Charles FallFest 2014 Location: St. Charles Parrish, Hartland WI Date: Saturday, September 0th 2014 Saturday, September 6th 2014 was when MAHS was back in force at St. Charle’s Fallfest, an annual celebration in Hartland WI with food, games, prizes, carnival rides, live music, and of course, reptiles! Visitors and fair goers had the chance Continue Reading >

Private Birthday Party

Private Birthday Party Location: Fort Atkinson WI Date: Saturday, September 06th 2014 On Saturday, September 6th, MAHS was invited in to show some very cool and amazing reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates to a lucky 8 year old for his 8th birthday! Everyone had the chance to see and learn about tortoises, tarantulas, snakes, geckos, and Continue Reading >

MAHS Education Tables at PetsMart Madison West 2014

MAHS Education Tables at PetsMart Madison West 2014 Location: PetsMart, Madison WI West Dates: Saturdays Monthly. MAHS announces that it now is holding an educational table and display at PetsMart-Madison WI West from 10 am to 2 pm each month. Store associates and shoppers had the chance to  see and learn about many unique reptiles Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Lube-Janesville WI!

MAHS at the Lube-Janesville WI! Location: Quaker Steak and Lube, Janesville WI Date: Monday. August 25th 2014 MAHS hung out and educated families and restaurant goers about reptiles and amphibians at Quaker Steak and Lube in Janesville WI! We had displays about reptiles and amphibians, information and care sheets, info about MAHS, and so much Continue Reading >

Mirror Lake State Park Native Species Presentation

Mirror Lake State Park Native Species Presentation Location: Mirror Lake State Park, WI Dells WI Date: Saturday, August 23 2014 On Saturday, August 23rd, MAHS was invited up to Mirror Lake State Park near Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells to present all about native species of reptiles and amphibians! This was a great evening event Continue Reading >

Top 10 Beginner Reptiles-Prairie Athletic Club

Top 10 Beginner Reptiles-Prairie Athletic Club Location: Prairie Athletic Club, Sun Prairie WI Date: Thursday, August 21st 2014 On Thursday, August 21st, MAHS was at Prairie Athletic Club in Sun Prairie WI for their weekly summer camp programs! We presented upon the top 10 beginner reptiles, how to successfully keep them, and what makes them Continue Reading >

Leaping Lizards Presentation at Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort

Leaping Lizards Presentation at Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort Location: Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort, West Salem WI Date: Saturday, August 16th 2014 August 16th from noon to 1 pm was when MAHS traveled up to Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort’s dinosaur themed weekend, Dino Dig! At the event, we presented upon the huge variety of lizards found Continue Reading >

Summer Science Event at UW Madison

Summer Science Event at UW Madison Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Thursday, August 14th 2014 On Thursday, August 14th, MAHS was invited back to UW Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to give a hands on table top display with some neat and amazing reptiles and amphibians! Although the groups were few and Continue Reading >

Girl Scouts of Southern Wisconsin’s Badgerland Presentation

Girl Scouts of Southern Wisconsin’s Badgerland Presentation Location: Camp Brandenberg, Dane WI Date: Tuesday, August 5th 2014 On Tuesday, August 5th 2014, MAHS was invited to and began to establish a working partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southern Wisconsin Badgerland! MAHS was given the opportunity to share its knowledge and expertise by presenting on Continue Reading >

SEWERFEST Summer show 8/03/14

SEWERFEST Summer show 8/03/14 Location: Fountain Banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI Date: Sunday, August 3th 2013 SEWERFest began in 2001 as a small Midwestern Reptile show. Since then, the annual Sale and Fest has grown in popularity and remains a Summertime (and now Fall!) favorite: Includes a wide variety of diverse captive bred animals Features quality Continue Reading >

Saturday Science Event 2014

Saturday Science Event 2014 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, August 2nd 2014 On Saturday, August 2nd 2014, MAHS was once again invited back to the WI Institute for Discovery’s “Saturday Science” event. A series of monthly science education and outreach events, Saturday science’s aim is to raise knowledge and involvement in Continue Reading >

Dane County Humane Society Summer Camp 2014

Dane County Humane Society Summer Camp 2014 Location: Dane County Humane Society, McFarland WI Date: Thursday, July 31st 2014 Thursday, July 31st 2014, was another exciting opportunity for MAHS to come to the Dane County Humane Society’s annual summer camp series of 2014! Here, campers have the opportunity to see and learn about a wide Continue Reading >

International Bog Day at Volo Bog State Natural Area

International Bog Day at Volo Bog State Natural Area Location: Volo Bog State Natural Area, Grant IL Date: Sunday, July 27th 2014 On Sunday, July 27th 2014, MAHS was invited back to Volo Bog State Natural Area in Grant IL for their International Bog Day! This was another great opportunity to raise education and awareness Continue Reading >

MSCR Orchard Heights School Show

MSCR Orchard Heights School Show Location: Orchard Heights Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Thursday, July 17th 2014 On Thursday, July 17th, MAHS was invited to Orchard Heights Elementary School for another of its amazing reptile show and tell programs! Kids and teachers alike were all super thrilled and excited to see, handle and learn about Continue Reading >

WI Institute for Discovery Saturday Science Event-7/05

Saturday Science Exploration Location: WI Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday July 5th 2014 July 5 was another exciting Saturday Science event, Time Machine Earth: Dinosaurs, Fossils and the Future! By attending this event, MAHS helped to  explore topics relating to major events in Earth’s history and the tools scientists use to learn about Continue Reading >

International Crane Foundation (ICF) Tour

International Crane Foundation Tour Location: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo WI Date: Saturday June 21st 2014 On Saturday, June 21st, MAHS went on a public tour of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) located near Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells! For over 40 years, the International Crane Foundation as housed and cared for a wide array of Continue Reading >

SummerPalooza 2014

SummerPalooza 2014 Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Saturday June 14th 2014 Summer Palooza 2014 offered downtown fun and entertainment at the Madison Children’s Museum on Saturday June 14th from 10 am to 3 pm. Held in and around the Madison Children’s museum, this event featured FREE admission to the museum, as well as Continue Reading >

MAHS at Dane County Parks BikeDane 2014

Location: Lake Farm County Park, Madison WI Date: Saturday, June 7th  2014 Situated along the capitol city bike trail that runs through Madison and Fitchburg, BikeDane 2014 was hosted by Dane County Parks and Recreation, and was an annual Bikeathon consisting of many various stops or detours along the way for bikers and any other Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum Workshop-Amazing Amphibians!

Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Saturday, May 10th 2014 On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, MAHS was excited to come in once again to the Madison Children’s Museum to give our second actual workshop lecture all about amphibians! Although turnout was small, kids and parents alike had the chance to learn so many amazing Continue Reading >

Spring 2014 Field Outing

Location: Southwestern Wisconsin Date: Saturday, May 17th 2014 Saturday, May 17th 2014 was MAHS’ annual field herping outing to Southwestern Wisconsin! Being able to find, see, and learn hands on about reptiles and amphibians, in this case in the field, often leads to participants gaining a much greater level of awareness and understanding about the Continue Reading >

Lancaster Middle School Reptile Education Presentation

Lancaster Middle School Reptile Education Presentation Location: Lancaster Middle School, Lancaster WI Date: Friday, May 2nd 2014 On Saturday, May 2nd, MAHS was at Lancaster Wisconsin’s Middle School to present all about reptiles and amphibians! Over 200 students had the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about many different rare and unique species of reptiles Continue Reading >

UW Stevens Point Herpetology Society Visit and Tour

UW Stevens Point Herpetology Society Visit and Tour Location: UW Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI Date: Saturday, April 26th 2014 On Saturday, April 26th, we at MAHS traveled up to to beautiful Stevens Point in central Wisconsin to tour the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point’s herpetology and teaching labs and got up close and personal Continue Reading >

Sauk County Earth Day 2014

Sauk County Earth Day 2014 Location: UW Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo WI Date: Sunday, April 27th 2014 On Sunday, April 27th 2014, MAHS traveled up to scenic Baraboo Wisconsin to be a part of Sauk County’s annual Earth Day event held at the UW Baraboo/Sauk County campus. Consisting of many local and area environmental and community Continue Reading >

UW Veterinary School Reptile Teaching Labs-4/16/14 and 4/23/14

UW Veterinary School Reptile Teaching Labs Location: UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison WI Dates: Wednesday, April 16th and April 23rd 2014 On Wednesday, April 16th (and again on April 23), MAHS came in to provide animals as well as show basic handling techniques such as sexing, restraint, and general overviews and identification of Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum Workshop-Tree Dwellers

Madison Children’s Museum Workshop-Tree Dwellers Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Saturday, April 19th 2014 On Saturday, April 19th, 2014, MAHS was excited to come in to the Madison Children’s Museum to give our first actual workshop lecture all about tree dwelling animals! Although turnout was small, kids and parents alike had the chance Continue Reading >

Emerson Elementary School Science Night 2014

Emerson Elementary School Science Night 2014 Location: Emerson Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Tuesday, April 23rd 2014 On Tuesday, April 23rd, MAHS was invited back to Emerson Elementary science night to present all about reptiles and amphibians. Consisting of two rotating 30 minute group sessions, kids, parents, and teachers alike had the amazing opportunity to Continue Reading >

ReptileFest 2014

Location: University of IL P.E. Building, Chicago IL Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13th 2014 Hosted and sponsored by the renowed Chicago Herpetological Society (CHS), Reptile Fest 2014 is the nation’s largest education only event to educate the public about what reptiles and amphibians into what these animals are really like, in an exciting, accurate and Continue Reading >

Globe University “Adopt Around the Globe”

Location: Globe University Madison WI East Date: Wednesday, April 9th 2014 MAHS was invited to Globe University’s Madison WI East community celebration festival featuring several animal related Madison area nonprofits and other organizations. While not a large event, we always enjoy working with Globe University in teaching and educating students in the veterinary technician program Continue Reading >

MAHS at UW Science Expeditions 2014

  MAHS at UW Science Expeditions 2014 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, April 5th 2014 MAHS returned in full force for its THIRD UW Expeditions 2014, a public celebration that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts over a Continue Reading >

Van Hise Elementary Science Night 2014

Van Hise Elementary Science Night 2014 Location: Van Hise Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Tuesday April 1st, 2014 On Tuesday, April 1st 2014, MAHS stoked kids and parents alike as we attended our second annual science night at Van Hise elementary! Visitors had the amazing opportunity to see and learn about reptiles and amphibians up Continue Reading >

Goodman Community Center Science Night 2014

Goodman Community Center Science Night 2014 Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Dates:  Thursday, March 20th 2014 On Thursday, March 20th 2014 from 5:30 to 8 PM, MAHS took part in Goodman Community Center’s Science Night held at the Madison Childrens Museum! With over 300 attendants and participants, this event was a huge success for Continue Reading >

Sun Prairie Cub Scout Pack 443 Presentation

  Cub Scout Group 443 Presentation Sun Prairie Location: Royal Oaks Elementary School, Sun Prairie WI Date: Thursday, March 13th 2014 On Thursday, March 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, MAHS presented to the Sun Prairie area Cub Scout troop about the many unique and fascinating forms of reptile inspired engineering! Members learned all about Continue Reading >

Reptile Rampage 2014

  Reptile Rampage 2014 Location: Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest IL Date: Sunday, March 9thth 2014 On Sunday March 9, 2014, MAHS participated spreading education and outreach in Reptile Rampage, organized and hosted by Rob Carmichael, Curator of the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest Illinois. In addition to the many reptiles on display, there Continue Reading >

Birthday Party!

  Private Birthday Party Location: Madison WI Date: Saturday, March 8th 2014 On Saturday, March 8th, MAHS presented an educational outreach effort for a very lucky Madison WI five year oldf eaturing lizards and many other cool reptiles and invertebrates! All of the kids were so excited to see our cool animals, and there was Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Exotic Animal Veterinary Conference 2014

Wisconsin Exotic Animal Veterinary Conference 2014 Location: UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison WI Dates: Saturday, March 1st and Sunday March 2nd 2014 On Sunday, March 2nd, MAHS provided animals for the annual Wisconsin Exotic Animal Veterinary Conference organized by UW Madison’s Wildlife, Exotic, and Zoo Animal Medicine club. This event will hosted a series Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Salamander Roadway Rescue Kickoff Meeting

Wisconsin Salamander Roadway Rescue Kickoff Meeting Location: Cottage Grove, WI Date: Sunday, Mach 2nd 2014 March 2nd, 2014 was the Kickoff meeting for the tiger salamander rescue project occurring this spring west of Madison. Interested conservationists and volunteers (including MAHS) gathered to begin planning for efforts to rescue and relocate Eastern tiger salamanders from roads Continue Reading >

Bowl Your Brains Out 2014!

Bowl Your Brains Out 2014! Location: Dream Lanes, Madison WI Date: Sunday, February 23th 2014 On Sunday, February 24th, MAHS held its first ever bowling social at Dream Lanes in Madison WI. There was lots of bowling, awesome raffle prizes, arcade games, food, and much more! This event was a blast! Stay tuned for more Continue Reading >

AniMart Tropical Escape 2014

AniMart Tropical Escape 2014 Location: AniMart, Madison WI Date: Saturday February 22 2014 MAHS once again attended AniMart’s annual Tropical Escape 2014 on Saturday February 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm! We presented a variety of snakes and other reptiles to help dispel fears and misinformation, as well as promote proper and responsible care Continue Reading >

UW Oshkosh Biology and Microbiology Club Presentation

UW Oshkosh Biology and Microbiology Club Presentation Location: Reeve Memorial Union at UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh WI Date: Monday, February 10th 2014 On Monday, February 10th, MAHS and the UW Oshkosh Zoological club presented all about native species of Wisconsin! We covered many species of reptiles and amphibians live in Wisconsin, and where and how to Continue Reading >

Great Lakes Pet Expo 2014

Great Lakes Pet Expo 2014 Location: Wisconsin Expo Center, West Allis WI Date: Saturday, February 1st 2014 On Saturday, February 1st, MAHS attended the annual Great Lakes Pet Expo! The Great Lakes Pet Expo is a unique event that raises money for companion animals all over Wisconsin. MAHS had a significant presence dominating  the expo’s Continue Reading >

2014 Annual PJ Party at the Madison Children’s Museum

  2014 Annual PJ Party at the Madison Children’s Museum Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Date: Friday, January 24th 2014 On Friday, January 24th from 6-8 pm, MAHS was invited to attend and articipate in the Madison Children’s Museum’s annual 2014 PJ Party. We were situated in the museum’s rooftop “clubhouse” and discovery center, Continue Reading >

2014 Yahara District Cub Scout Winterfest

2014 Yahara District Cub Scout Winterfest Location: United Church of Christ (UCC), Windsor WI Date: Sunday, January 19th 2014 On Sunday January 19th beginning at 3:45, MAHS presented an exciting and informative presentation on Wisconsin’s native species of reptiles and amphibians and reptiles and amphibians in general for Cub Scout Pack 155 of Windsor Wisconsin. Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum Rooftop Ramble December 2013

Madison Children’s Museum Rooftop Ramble December 2013 Location: Madison Children’ Museum, Madison WI Dates: Saturday, December 7th and Saturday December 14th 2013 On Saturday December 7th and 14th, MAHS presented at the Madison Children’s Museum with topic emphases on the beneficial impacts snakes and other reptiles have on society as well as the many unique Continue Reading >

Family Science Night 2013 at the UW Space Place

Family Science Night 2013 at the UW Space Place Location: UW Space Place, Madison WI Date: Friday, November 22nd 2013 On Friday November 22nd from 6 to 8 pm, MAHS was invited to and participated in the Family Science Night held at the UW Space Place and hosted by the Institute for Biology Education, and Continue Reading >

MAHS “Brown Bag” Seminar at Aldo Leopold Foundation

MAHS “Brown Bag” Seminar at Aldo Leopold Foundation Location: Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo WI Date: Friday, October 25th 2013 On Friday, October 25th from 12-1PM, MAHS was invited in to raise awareness of Wisconsin’s native species to the Aldo Leopold Foundation near Baraboo and Portage WI! Staff members, interns, and members of the community learned Continue Reading >

NARBC Tinley Park 2013

NARBC Tinley Park 2013 Location: Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park IL Dates: Friday, October 11th to Sunday October 13th 2013 MAHS had many amazing deals and promotions at the NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference in Tinley Park, IL from October 11-13! The Madison Area Herpetological Society had all of the newest gear available Continue Reading >

Friends of Capitol Springs Harvest Moon Festival 2013

Friends of Capitol Springs Harvest Moon Festival 2013 Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison WI Date: Friday, October 11th 2013 On 10/11/13, MAHS attended a fun and exciting educational event organized by the Friends of Lake Farm park. The event was a guided outdoor/indoor event with tours/hiking around Lake Farm park. MAHS was  be situated Continue Reading >

Winnebago Pet Expo 2013

Winnebago Pet Expo 2013 Location: Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh WI Date: Saturday, October 5th 2013 On Saturday, October 5th, MAHS traveled up to Oshkosh WI from 10 am to 5 pm for the first annual Winnebago Pet Expo! We did what we and that was showing and educating about reptiles and amphibians as well as Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Science Festival 2013

Wisconsin Science Festival 2013 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, September 28th 2013 On Saturday, September 28th, MAHS once again attended the Wisconsin Science Festival 2013! WI Science Festivals are a public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, Continue Reading >

Central Wisconsin Field Outing Fall 2013

Central Wisconsin Field Outing Fall 2013 Location: Stevens Point, WI Date: Saturday, September 21st 2013 On Saturday, September 21st, the MAHS central Wisconsin field outing took place! Wow, what a great trip. We found redback salamanders, spotted salamanders, a blue spotted salamander, spring peepers, green frogs, 3 baby northern watersnakes, 3 juvenile fox snakes, a Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Reptile Expo Fall Show 2013

Wisconsin Reptile Expo Fall Show 2013 Location: VFW Post 7591, Madison WI Date: Sunday, September 22nd 2013 On September 22nd 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm, MAHS attended Madison’s only captive bred reptile show. This was a great opportunity to come see a wide variety of captive bred animals and be able to converse Continue Reading >

Exotic Pet Fair at Globe University-Madison East 2013

Exotic Pet Fair at Globe University-Madison East 2013 Location: Globe University East, Madison WI Date: Wednesday, September 18 2013 On Wednesday September 18th, MAHS attended an open house at Globe University-Madison East from 3:30-7 pm. Globe University holds an open house each year and invites students, staff, and the public to enjoy free food, learn Continue Reading >

AniMart Petfest/Reptile Discovery Day 2013

AniMart Petfest/Reptile Discovery Day 2013 Location: Animart, Madison WI Date: Saturday, September 14 2013MAHS participated in its second Reptile Discovery Day at AniMart’s PetFest on September 14th from 10 am to 4 pm. MAHS had a massive presence at Petfest, and had many live reptiles and amphibians, fun and educational games, trivia, prizes, raffles, and Continue Reading >

Hartland WI Fall Fest at St. Charles Parish

Hartland WI Fall Fest at St. Charles Parish Location: St. Charles Catholic Church Grounds, Hartland WI Date: Saturday, September 7th 2013 On Saturday, September 7th, MAHS educated Fal Fest goers about our beloved pets! Fall Fest is a carnival and event put on by St. Charles Parish in Hartland, WI. There was live music, a Continue Reading >

“Radical Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians” at Urban Ecology Center

MAHS “Radical Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians” at Urban Ecology Center Location: Urban Ecology Center, Milwakee WI Date: Saturday, August 17th 2013 On Saturday August 17th, MAHS participated in and presented a herpetology program for the Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley Branch in Milwaukee WI. We covered the extremely diverse groups of reptiles and amphibians including snakes, Continue Reading >

SEWERFEST Summer show 8/04/13

SEWERFEST Summer show 8/04/13 Location: Fountain Banquet Hall, Sturtevant WI Date: Sunday, August 4th 2013 SEWERFest began in 2001 as a small Midwestern Reptile show. Since then, the annual Sale and Fest has grown in popularity and remains a Summertime (and now Fall!) favorite: Includes a wide variety of diverse captive bred animals Features quality Continue Reading >

Reptile Husbandry and Education presentation at the Sauk County Humane Society

  Reptile Husbandry and Education presentation at the Sauk County Humane Society Location: Sauk County Humane Society, Baraboo WI Date: Tuesday July 30th 2013 On July 30th, MAHS presented at the Sauk County Humane Society’s Critter Camp 2013 in Baraboo WI. Critter Camp is an animal-themed summer day camp at the Sauk County Humane Society. Continue Reading >

Behind the Scenes and Self Guided Tours of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

Behind the Scenes and Self Guided Tours of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Location: National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque IA Date: Saturday, July 20th 2013 On Saturday, July 20th, MAHS went on a behind the scenes and self guided tour of the living animals collection of the National Mississippi River Museum Continue Reading >

Native Species Presentation at Pike Lake!

Native Species Presentation at Pike Lake Location: Kettle Moraine Pike Lake Unit, Hartford WI Date: Saturday, July 29th 2013 On Saturday July 29th from 6-8PM, MAHS educated and provided an informative show and display with emphasis on native species. Hosted by the Friends of Kettle Moraine-Pike Lake Unit and the Wisconsin DNR, this event had Continue Reading >

Leopold Elementary Wild About Animals Summer Show

Leopold Elementary Wild About Animals Summer Show Location: Leopold Elementary, Madison WI Dates: Friday, June 28th 2014 and Friday, July 19th 2013 On 06/28/13 and 07/19/13, MAHS presented an educational and informative presentation on Wisconsin’s native reptiles and amphibians for Madison’s Summer Schools at Leopold Elementary. The children were extremely excited for the event, and Continue Reading >

Madison Children’s Museum Rooftop Ramble June, July, and August 2013

Madison Children’s Museum Rooftop Ramble June, July, and August 2013 Location: Madison Children’s Museum, Madison WI Dates: Saturday, June 22nd, July 27th, and August 3rd 2013 On Saturday June 22nd, July 27th, and August 30th, MAHS presented at the Madison Children’s Museum on native species of Wisconsin as well as the top 10 beginner reptiles, Continue Reading >

Petco of Delafield Reptile Rally 2013

  Petco of Delafield Reptile Rally 2013 Location: Petco, Delafield WI Date: Saturday, June 15th 2013 On Saturday June 15th, MAHS was invited to participate in raising knowledge and awareness of misunderstood reptiles and amphibians, promoting proper care and husbandry, and showcasing adoptable animals through PetCo’s annual Reptile Rally. Reptile Rally was a nationwide celebratory Continue Reading >

MAHS at Dane County Parks BikeDane 2013!

  MAHS at Dane County Parks BikeDane 2013 Location: Lake Farm County Park, Madison WI Date: Saturday, June 1st 2013 Situated along the capitol city bike trail that runs through Madison and Fitchburg, BikeDane 2013 was hosted by Dane County Parks and Recreation, and was an annual Bikeathon consisting of many various stops or detours Continue Reading >

MAHS Field Herping Outing to SW Wisconsin May 2013

MAHS Field Herping Outing to SW Wisconsin May 2013 Location: Southwest Wisconsin Date: Saturday, May 18th 2013 MAHS would like to thank everyone who attended our 2013 MAHS Field Outing, which was TONS of fun! The tally was 5 common garters, several northern leopard and pickerel frogs, 1 Eastern Milk with pretty red blotches, Prairie Continue Reading >

Snake Awareness Day 2013!

  Snake Awareness Day 2013 Location: Animart, Madison WI Date: Tuesday, May 14th 2013 Snake Awareness Day is occurring nation wide, and this was MAHS’ opportunity to do their part. We set up table at Animart on Madison’s east side for our second annual snake awareness day in order to raise understanding and awareness about Continue Reading >

Family Science Night at Hawthorne Elementary School

Family Science Night at Hawthorne Elementary School Location: Hawthorne Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Tuesday May 14th 2013 On Tuesday May 14th from 5:30-7:30, MAHS helped wrap us the semester’s Family Science Nights with a bang by attending Hawthorne School’s family science night. It was an amazing night as we presented live animals, as well Continue Reading >

Howl and Meow 2013

  MAHS at Howl and Meow 2013 Location: Richland Center Community Center, Richland Center WI Date: Sunday, May 5th 2013 On Sunday May 5th, Madison area Herpetological Society held an educational presentation and display educating members of the Richland Center community about commonly misunderstood reptiles and proper reptile care and husbandry. The first Sunday in Continue Reading >

WID Saturday Science Event-Break Dancing

  WID Saturday Science Event-Break Dancing Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, May 4th 2013 On Saturday, May 4th, MAHS attended and presented an interesting and informative table at the WI Institute for Discovery’s Saturday Science Event with live snakes to educate enthusiasts and the general public about misunderstood herps. Although we Continue Reading >

Spring 2013 WI Reptile Expo

  Spring 2013 WI Reptile Expo Location: VFW Post 7591, Madison WI Date: Sunday, April 28th 2013 WIRE is an interactive gathering of professional herpetoculturists, representatives from various herpetological organizations from Wisconsin and surrounding states, and many reptile hobbyists at all levels of interest and expertise. This was a great place for MAHS to raise Continue Reading >

MAHS at McCarthy Park-Youth Services Day

MAHS at McCarthy Park-Youth Services Day Location: McCarthy Conservation Park, Sun Prairie WI Date: Saturday, April 27th 2013 Organized by the Dane County Parks Volunteer Program, Friends of McCarthy Youth Conservation Park, and Madison East Kiwanis Club, Youth Services day is a national volunteer day where students, service groups, community organizations, and families volunteer to Continue Reading >

Week of the Young Child Family Celebration Night 2013

Week of the Young Child Family Celebration Night 2013 Location: Levi Leonard Elementary School, Evansville WI Date: Friday, April 26th 2013 MAHS was invited to help in celebrating Week of the Young Child and Family on April 26th at 5:30-7:30. A Community-coordinated free family night event in April, this event enabled MAHS to promote our Continue Reading >

MAHS Education Show at Country View Elementary School

MAHS Education Show at Country View Elementary School Location: Country View Elementary School, Verona WI Date: Monday, April 22nd 2013 On 04/22/13, MAHS was invited to Country View Elementary to present on native species and the diversity of snakes and other herps at Country View Elementary for K-2nd graders. We answered questions, and presented several Continue Reading >

Madison College Spring Spectacular 2013

Madison College Spring Spectacular 2013 Location: Madison College Truax Campus Madison WI Date: Saturday, April 20th 2013 On 04/20/13 from 11 am to 2 pm, MAHS attended Madison’s Truax College’s Spring Spectacular 2013! MAHS presented and taught about many frequently misunderstood reptiles and amphibians, animal adoptions, as well as ways to become involved with a Continue Reading >

Chicago ReptileFest 2013

Chicago ReptileFest 2013 Location: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL Dates: Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th 2013 On Saturday April 13th and Sunday, April 14th 2013, MAHS was invited to participate in Chicagoland’s ReptileFest hosted by the Chicago Herpetological Society. Hundreds of reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate species found worldwide were available to Continue Reading >

Van Hise Elementary Science Show 2013

Van Hise Elementary Science Show 2013 Location: Van Hise Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Tuesday April 9th 2013 On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, MAHS participated in Van Hise’s Science Show, a night filled with unique and exciting science demonstrations and experiments for the entire family, including MAHS’s own informative table and animals designed to educate Continue Reading >

UW Science Expeditions 2013

MAHS at UW Science Expeditions 2013 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, April 6th 2013 MAHS returned in full force for its second UW Expeditions 2013! Science Expeditions is a public celebration that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts Continue Reading >

UW Whitewater Early Childhood Conference 2013

UW Whitewater Early Childhood Conference 2013 Location: UW Whitewater, Whitewater WI Date: Friday, April 5th 2013 On Friday, April 5th 2013, MAHS was invited to participate in UW Whitewater’s early childhood conference. Hosted by the Wisconsin Nature Action Collaborative for Children as part of the UW-Whitewater Early Childhood Conference, this conference aims to connect adults Continue Reading >

Explore Science Night-Crestwood Elementary 2013

Explore Science Night-Crestwood Elementary 2013 Location: Crestwood Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Tuesday March 19th 2013 On Tuesday March 19th 2013, MAHS was invited to participate in Crestwood Elementary’s “Explore Science Night”. Crestwood students had the opportunity to create and share their own science projects while learning about MAHS’ involvement in the community.  How cool Continue Reading >

Wingra School Science Night 2013

Wingra School Science Night 2013 Location: Wingra School, Madison WI Date: Wednesday, March 13th 2013 On Wednesday March 13th 2013, MAHS was invited to participate in Wingra school’s science night with an informative, exciting, and interactive table and live animals for over 30 students. UW Chemistry Professor, Marty Zanni also presented a Shakhashiri style Chemistry Continue Reading >

Reptile Rampage 2013

  Reptile Rampage 2013 Location: Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest IL Date: Sunday, March 10th 2013 REPTILES RULE!!! On Sunday March 10, 2013, MAHS participated spreading education and outreach in Reptile Rampage, organized and hosted by Rob Carmichael, Curator of the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest Illinois. In addition to the many reptiles on Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Super Science Saturday Event

MAHS at the Super Science Saturday Event Location: Randall Elementary School, Madison WI Date: Saturday, March 9th 2013 EVEN MORE SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAYS took place On March 9th, 2013, where MAHS was invited to participate in Randall Elementary Super Science Saturday event! Attracting hundreds of students, parents, and teachers, the primary purpose of the event Continue Reading >

MAHS Saturday Science Event 2013

MAHS Saturday Science Event 2013 Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, March 2nd 2013 SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY! That marked March 2nd, 2013, where we, MAHS attended and participated in a Saturday Science education and outreach event at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW Madison! This event featured an appreciation for Aldo Continue Reading >

AniMart’s TropicalFest 2013

AniMart’s TropicalFest 2013 Location: Animart, Madison WI Date: Saturday, February 23 2013 On February 23rd, MAHS participated in Animart’s amazing Tropical Festival! This fun event consisted of frog races, refreshments, guided tours and so much more! MAHS participated with a table at this event, with its main purpose educating the public on all aspects of Continue Reading >

MAHS at the Great Lakes Pet Expo 2013

MAHS at the Great Lakes Pet Expo 2013 Location: Wisconsin Expo Center, West Allis WI Date: Saturday, February 2nd 2013 On Saturday, February 2nd, MAHS attended the Great Lakes Pet Expo to spread education on all aspects of reptiles and amphibians. The Great Lakes Pet Expo is the premier pet lovers event in SE Wisconsin. Continue Reading >

MAHS at Chicagoland ReptiCon 2013

MAHS at Chicagoland ReptiCon 2013 Location: Kane County Fairgrounds Prairie Event Center Dates: Saturday, January 26th to 27th 2013 and Saturday and Sunday June 29th and 30th 2013 On Saturday January 26th and Sunday January 27th, as well as June 29th and 30thMAHSattended the 2013 Chicagoland ReptiCon. Founded in 2003, Repticon is the national industry Continue Reading >

MAHS Kalahari Resort Trip

MAHS Kalahari Resort Trip Location: Kalahari Resort, Lake Delton WI Date: Saturday, January 19th 2013 On Saturday January 19th, MAHS members and board members convened at the Stoughton Park and Ride for a fun filled day at Kalahari Resort. We utilized a group discount of 10 or more fot combination passes for the Resort’s Waterpark Continue Reading >

Saturday Science at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Saturday Science at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison WI Date: Saturday, January 5th 2013 On Saturday January 5th from 10 am to 12, MAHS attended a Saturday Science event on Dinosaurs, reptiles, and the Mesozoic era at the WI Institute for Discovery. Our purpose was to educate and raise Continue Reading >

UW Baraboo Continuing Education Seminar

Thu, July 26, 2012, 11:00am – 1:30pm 1006 Connie rd. Baraboo WI MAHS provided a lecture/discussion on the diversity of snakes from 11:00-11:30 am for 1st and 2nd grade students, and 1:00-1:30 for 3rd-5th grade students. In Classroom/administration building, lower level Biology lab A-27.  Even the teachers got excited to learn about herps!  

BioCore Ambassadors Science Nights

MAHS attended the BioCore Ambassadors Science night with a table at Waubesa Intermediate School to educate, and raise awareness and understanding of reptiles and amphibians.  This was another great opportunity for us to reach out to young students and introduce them to reptiles and amphibians.  Many people may not realize this, but a love of Continue Reading >

Central Wisconsin Field Outing

Sat, September 8, 9:30am – 7:30pm MAHS held a successful and much anticipated field outing to Central Wisconsin where we found a diversity of uncommon to rare species of reptiles and amphibians.  We traveled to many spots that were favorites of our Education Coordinator, Eric Roscoe, when he was a student at UWSP.  A variety Continue Reading >

Ocooch Mountain Humane Society PAWS for the Holidays

The Ocooch Mountain Humane Society is located in scenic Richland Center, WI.  We were asked to come give a presentation on the native species of Wisconsin and share our knowledge or reptiles and amphibians.  Unfortunately, out in this area there are no pet stores, and no ways to get good information about reptiles other than Continue Reading >

Madison College Presentation: Reptile Husbandry Issues and Education

On October 29th at 11:30, MAHS provided an informative presentation on reptile handling and restraint techniques for Madison College’s (Formerly Madison area Technical College)Veterinary Technician student organization.  We brought in a wide array of snakes and lizards, big and small, to show how to properly handle each one.  This was a great opportunity for the Continue Reading >

AniMart Petfest/Reptile Discovery Day

MAHS participated in its first ever Reptile Discovery Day at AniMart‘s PetFest on September 29th from 10 am to 4 pm. MAHS had a massive presence at Petfest, and had many live reptiles and amphibians, fun and educational games, trivia, prizes, raffles, and many more opportunities to educate the public and to promote the reptile Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Science Festival

MAHS participated in the Wisconsin Science Festival 2012, a public celebration that offered a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts over a period of several days, in a variety of locations throughout the UW Madison campus.  This was another opportunity to outreach to many Continue Reading >

Pheasant Branch Conservancy FUN Raiser Festival

MAHS attended Pheasant Branch Conservancy’s annual FUN raiser at Orchid Heights park in Middleton Wisconsin on September 16th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m to raise awareness and understanding of reptiles and amphibians. This educational event had have activities for adults and children alike, and there was also a donation drive for the group “Friends Continue Reading >

Middleton Good Neighbor Festival

MAHS attended the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival on August 25th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fireman’s Park near the Middleton High School (setup began at 9:30 a.m). Middleton’s Good Neighbor Festival is three days of live entertainment, games, prizes, food and fun for all ages. The primary purpose was to educate the public, Continue Reading >

Wildlife Discovery Center Behind the Scenes Trip

MAHS visited and took a tour of Rob Carmichael’s Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest IL. The Wildlife Discovery Center (WDC) is a unique combination of nature center, wildlife sanctuary, museum, and biological station featuring high-quality displays of live reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds including raptors, and a bobcat. The WDC is located at historic Continue Reading >

MSCR Summer Camp at Kennedy Elementary

This opportunity was one created through the hard work of Dawn Zimmerman and Eric Roscoe, our Education Coordinators.  We were given the task of presenting to the kids of the MSCR Summer Camp on Herp Based Engineering.  This was a great way for us to learn and research and also present amazing ideas of how Continue Reading >

MAHS Spring Field Outing to Southwest Wisconsin

MAHS held a sucussful and much anticipated field outing to Southwest Wisconsin where we found a diversity of uncommon to rare species of reptiles and amphibians not found elsewhere in the state.   We met up in Middleton and piled into a full size passenger van.  Stops were made all over the Southwest area of Continue Reading >

Snake Awareness Day 2012

Snake Awareness Day is an outreach brought on by the recent attacks on exotic animal keepers.  It was started as a way for reptile and snake enthusiast to go out and educate the public.  We were lucky enough to have had Animart allow us to have a table there to help get the word out.  Continue Reading >

Wisconsin Reptile Expo – W.I.R.E.

This is always one of MAHS’s favorite shows, as it’s in our own backyard.  Owner of the show and MAHS member, Jimmy Stelpflug, was kind enough to give us 3 tables!!  We set up one table for information and memberships, one for a silent auction, and moved one to put up a display of animals Continue Reading >

UWSP Visit and Garrick DeMeyer’s Open House

With all of the legislation going on in the US, both nationally and locally,  the UWSP Herp Society asked Ryan McVeigh to come up and talk with them about what’s happening and what can be done.  Eric Roscoe set it up on the same day that Garrick DeMeyer was having his Open House.  Ryan, Eric, Continue Reading >

Madison Kid’s Expo

A  lot of preparation went into this event.  This was potentially the largest event MAHS would be part of.  With attendance in the tens of thousands, we were sure to be in for a long weekend.  The opportunity for us to attend this show was donated by Noelle Tarrant of Zoozort who let us team Continue Reading >

Great Lakes Pet Expo!

We gathered up at 6am to head to Milwaukee.  MAHS President – Ryan McVeigh, Event Coordinator – Dawn Zimmerman, and Vice President – Rebecca Wyman packed into an SUV and nervously headed to The State Fair Grounds to set up for the first big show of the year.  Within the show there was an entire Continue Reading >

2012 UW Science Expeditions

This event was found by our Event/Education Coordinator, Eric Roscoe.  It was held on the UW campus in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building off of Orchard St.  We were lucky in that our table was right by the door as participants of this event came in.  They were greeted by Eric and MAHS President Continue Reading >