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!

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 >