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Overview

Our education building has been a very underutilized part of the Sanctuary. Aside from some non-native turtles (which have now been relocated to a rehabilitation center in Texas), it was primarily storage. This project will turn the building into what it was designed to be: a heated indoor space filled with educational materials and small animals.

We intend to house a variety of local reptiles (bull snake, garter snake, rubber boa, Western painted turtle…), amphibians (tiger salamanders) and small mammals (weasels and possibly a spotted skunk or larger mustelid). See the drawing and video below for more details.

Objectives

  • Create a heated indoor space for native reptiles and small mammals

  • Provide visitors with great views of the animals while increasing the amount of space available for educational and interpretive signage

  • Refinish the floor

  • Create staff areas with access to the back sides of all of the animal enclosures

  • Produce a plethora of new signage, including electronic interactive signs.

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Project Video

The video below was made for the CrowdRise crowdfunding page for this project. Can you help us reach our fundraising objectives on this project?