TIME CHANGE: Young Explorers: 6:00-6:30, General Meeting 6:45-8.
This month our amazing guest speaker for the General meeting is Brandon Fowler. Title: Bringing the world of Reptiles to you! Description: the ins and outs of reptile education. How to reach anyone! A little about Brandon: From the time Brandon was a young boy, he always had a passion for animals. In his childhood home his family always kept animals for pets; including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and snakes. Brandon was particularly fascinated with the snakes. His interest in snakes grew to include many other reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. He began breeding leopard geckos in his early twenties. Several years after that, he started collecting and breeding ball pythons. Ball pythons have always been his favorite type of snake because of the complexity of the breeding process and excitement of all the different types of morph combinations. Brandon continued to grow in the reptile industry as he became a member of several on-line reptile breeding forums and reptile clubs in Southern California. He always sought to increase his reptile family and do more with the snakes and geckos that he owned. In 2012, all of his searching to grow and educate the next generation of reptile owners and breeders became a reality when he was contacted by the owner of Roaming Reptiles. Roaming Reptiles was founded in 2007 by Andrew Barton. Roaming Reptiles is a fun and educational enrichment service. When Andrew and his family decided to make the move out of Kern County, he sought out another individual with the same passion for animals that he had. The two men actually met in 2008 when Brandon hired Roaming Reptiles to perform a show for his daughter’s first grade class. When Andrew contacted Brandon in 2012 to take over Roaming Reptiles, Brandon knew this was the opportunity he had been searching for. Brandon’s passion to educate the world about all of his animals was key in continuing Roaming Reptiles. With the educational outreach we strive to do this isn't a meeting you will want to miss. Hope to see you there!