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Advanced Trainings

 Training Name Conservation Icon Series: Rattlesnakes!
 Organization Name Lindsay Wildlife Experience
 Website for more information
 Start date 09/15/2018
 Brief course description

Slither into the scaly and fascinating world of rattlesnakes with the foremost California expert: Dr. Emily Taylor! Taylor is a professor in Biological Sciences for California Polytechnic State University. She will be at Lindsay Wildlife on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. to discuss her many adventures and research studies on all things reptiles!

Dr. Taylor joined Cal Poly in 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and now oversees the Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory. With a profound love for the animals she studies, Dr. Taylor trains students in research techniques in the environmental physiology of reptiles. Her research specialties are comparative endocrinology and reproductive physiology, and research in her lab spans multiple topics in environmental physiology.

Before Cal Poly, Dr. Taylor “chased rattlesnakes around the Sonoran Desert for six years” while doing her dissertation in the laboratory of Dale DeNardo in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.


The popular Conservation Icons speaker series brings to Walnut Creek renowned thinkers, researchers, and leaders who inspire audiences to think differently about the natural world–and wildlife–around us.

Sept. 15, 2018 Dr. Emily Taylor, Cal Poly, Rattlesnakes
Oct. 13, 2018 Raabia Hawa, Unbound Project
Nov. 10, 2018 Dr. Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Invasive Species

 Time of day start-end 6 PM - 7 PM
 County location Contra Costa County
 Cost (CA Naturalist; public; other) $10 Lindsay Wildlife Member, $15 General Admission
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