13 Sep 2013 15:18:07
Reptile Awareness Displays
Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia (RADOA) will be showcasing their beautiful collection of reptiles these school holidays along with educating our guests about different types of snakes and first aid treatments related to these species.
These demonstrations are free to watch and will take place in our Crawly Creatures section of the aquarium at:
Allan Burnett has a leading edge in this field, knowing only too well the consequences of snake bite. Having served 20 years as an Ambulance Paramedic, his objective was then as it still is now - to save lives. Only now it is the lives of both humans AND reptiles.
On the premise that "prevention is better than cure", Allan believes education is the key to instilling this fact. Allan Burnett is the reptile presenter for Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia. He has many years of experience with snakes and is highly motivated in the promotion of snake education and snake bite prevention.
Thousands of people every year in Australia come face-to-face with some of the world's most dangerous snakes. With many of these encounters occurring in our own backyards, this can be seen as an urban problem!
Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia is doing something to address this situation. By offering a better understanding, our commonsense principles and up-to-date first aid procedures can make a difference!