Meet the people and snakes behind SocialSnakes!

Tucson Earth Day

Where: Reid Park, Reid Park, S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ ‎(map)
When: Saturday April 12th from 9am – 2pm

Come see us at the 20th annual earth day festival along with many other local animal and conservation groups. Learn more about our upcoming projects and get some cool snake stuff!
Find out more about this FREE event here.

Hassayampa River Preserve Program

Where: Hassayampa River Preserve, 49614 U.S. 60, Wickenburg, AZ ‎(map)
When: Wednesday April 16th at 11:00am
What: Melissa presents Social Lives of Rattlesnakes

Hear stories and see videos of rattlesnakes caring for their young, helping their neighbors,
and engaging in other social activities. Presented by Melissa Amarello, co-founder of
Social Snakes.
Find out more about the Hassayampa River Preserve here.

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San Pedro River Festival

Where: Winkelman Flats Public Park, East of Highway 77-177 Junction on the Gila River, Winkelman, AZ ‎(map)
When: Saturday May 3rd from 10am – 2pm

Table with live rescued snakes, information, and vegan baked goods! We’ll be participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, which is an international event to raise money for pro-animal groups (like us!) with vegan baked goods. Come learn about snakes and enjoy some delicious snacks too.Find out more about this FREE event here.

REI Outdoor School

Where: REI Tucson, 160 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 ‎(map)
When: Tuesday 3 June from 6:30 – 8:00pm
What: Melissa presents Social Snakes! And other things snakes aren’t supposed to do

Meet a live rattlesnake and make friends with a gophersnake while learning about the fascinating and unknown lives of native Arizona rattlesnakes. Although generally thought of as solitary, cold-blooded killers, rattlesnakes exhibit a variety of behaviors that we typically associate with animals such birds and primates. Caring for their kids and helping out their neighbors are just a couple behaviors captured by our remote, timelapse cameras that you will get to see during this presentation. You may never look at snakes the same way again!
Register for this FREE event here

Pima Public Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N Treat Ave, Tucson, AZ 85716 ‎(map)
When: Friday 20 June from 10:30am – 11:30am
What: Melissa presents The Secret Lives of Arizona Snakes

Few animals are enshrouded in such mythology and misunderstanding as snakes. Whether they inspire fear and loathing or intrigue and reverence, most of us get a jolt of adrenaline when we cross paths with a snake. I will dispel some myths and reveal facts about snakes that are stranger than fiction. You’ll get a chance to meet some local snakes. A free program for kids in the library’s summer reading program.

Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival

Where: Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ (map)
When: Thursday July 31st from 2pm – 3:30pm
What: Melissa presents Social Snakes! And other things snakes aren’t supposed to do

Although generally thought of as solitary, cold-blooded killers, snakes exhibit a variety of behaviors that we typically associate with animals such birds and primates. Caring for their kids and helping out their neighbors are just a couple behaviors captured by our remote, timelapse cameras that you will get to see during this presentation. You may never look at snakes the same way again!
Find out more about the festival here.

Past Events

Wings over Willcox

Where: Willcox Community Center Park, Willcox, AZ ‎(map)
When: Saturday January 18th at 10:00am
What: Melissa presents Real World Rattlesnakes

This is the true story of rattlesnake behavior in the wild. Although generally thought of as solitary, cold-blooded killers, rattlesnakes exhibit a variety of behaviors that we typically associate with animals such as birds and primates. We’ve filmed this behavior using remote, time-lapse cameras and will share that footage during this presentation. You may never look at snakes the same way again!
Find out more about the festival here.

VegFest Tucson

Where: Hilton Tucson East, Tucson, AZ
When: Sunday November 17th from 9am – 5pm
What: Table with live rescued snakes and information