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(AT) ZOOM- Deep Dive: Snakes of North Texas -Session 2

July 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

AT Online—Deep Dive: Snakes of North Texas – July 30

 Hello BPTMN Members –

Join us for our second July deep dive as we learn more about the snakes of North Texas in a presentation led by Praxy Burkett.

Program:  Snakes of North Texas

Presenter:  Praxy Burkett

Description:   This 30 minute lecture will examine the features and natural history of four native snake sub-families: Colubrinae (rat snakes and kin), natricinae (water and garter snakes), dipsadinae (mud snakes and hognose snakes), and crotalinae (pit-vipers). Species accounts to include: pantherophis obsoletus, lampropeltis holbrooki, lapropeltis triangulum gentilis, nerodia rhombifer, heterodon platirhinos, akistrodon contortrix, akistrodon piscivorous, and crotalus atrox.

Shannon “Praxy” Burkett is a former college professor (Collin College, 2009-2016) and volunteer geology curator/animal care volunteer (Heard Museum, 2009-2013). She has a master’s degree in volcanology from SUNY Buffalo and specialized in igneous petrography and volcano geomorphology. Presently, she is the co-owner of Blackland Geology & Reptiles, a small, education outreach business with a mission to showcase the natural bounty of North Texas (ecology, geology) through presentations, demonstrations with live snakes, webinars, and public lectures. On a more personal note, Praxy enjoys hiking, herpetology, and drawing and is known in online circles as the artist “praxcrown5.”

Date:  Thursday, July 30, 2020

To maximize your opportunity to attend this online deep dive class, it will be offered at two different times.  Both sessions will be live, with time allocated for questions and answers.  Members may attend both sessions if they choose but cannot earn additional AT for repeating the same session.

Times:  Session 1 – 4:00-4:30 pm | Session 2 – 6:00-6:30 pm

Online Platform:  ZOOM Application; If you do not already have the ZOOM application on your computer or mobile device, see “Steps to Download ZOOM” below.

Join Meeting Instructions:  The Meeting ID and Password to join this meeting will be sent to all members in a separate email on Tuesday, July 28.  Please note, each class has a unique ZOOM Meeting ID number and password.

BPTMN Contact:  Rick Travis – rickt@bptmn.org

Logging AT:  Report as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-approved training (Name of class in Comments).  While you are welcome to attend both sessions of this class, you will only earn ½-hour of AT.  Put another way, whether you attend one or both sessions, you will earn only ½-hour AT.

Other Information:

 Steps to download ZOOM on your computer:


  1. In your browser type https://zoom.us
  2. Click SIGN UP, IT’S FREE
  3. For verification, confirm your birthdate; click CONTINUE
  4. Enter your email address; click SIGN UP
  5. Zoom will send you an email message; open this email; click CONFIRMATION LINK
  6. A new window will open; click ACTIVATE ACCOUNT
    1. Set up your account; enter your name and create your password
  7. A new window will open; Invite colleagues – SKIP
  8. Test Meeting – Click on START MEETING NOW; test your audio settings
  9. A new screen will open; If prompted, you may need to click on DOWNLOAD & RUN APP
  10. Once you have downloaded and run the ZOOM App, a JOIN A MEETING screen will open
    1. Click on JOIN A MEETING
    2. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
    3. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
    4. Click JOIN Steps to download on your mobile device:
  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android)
  3. Install the App
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your account
  5. Click on JOIN A MEETING
  6. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
  7. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
  8. Click JOIN

See you in the Deep Dive!


July 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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