Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Identification

    • Objectives

    • Venomous Snake Identification

    • U.S. Venomous Snakes Identification

    • Vipers

    • Vipers: Rattlesnakes

    • Vipers: Copperheads

    • Vipers: Cottonmouths

    • Elapids

    • Elapids: Coralsnakes

    • Remember!

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Natural History

    • Objectives

    • Natural History of U.S. Venomous Snakes

    • Anatomy

    • Characteristics of Venom

    • Summary

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Safety and First Aid

    • Objectives

    • Practice Safety

    • CDC Snake Bite First Aid

    • Scenarios

    • Recommendations for the workplace

    • 10 Essential Snake Safety Tips!

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Introduction to Handling

    • Objectives

    • When and Why to Handle a Venomous Snake

    • Equipment and Containment

    • Handling Guidelines

    • Introduction to Handling

    • Release Considerations

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    Next steps

    • Next Steps

    • Course Assessment

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