The Vermont Herpetofauna and Nature Center is a not for profit organization, focused on the education of proper care and housing of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids kept as pets, as well as the education and conservation of our native species.
HNC is governed and run by a voluntary Board of Directors.
A facility where youth and adults can come and view/handle and learn about reptiles/amphibians/ insects and fish; native and exotic.
A place where hobbyists can learn new skills and husbandry practices and purchase supplies. A place where unwanted animals can be rehabilitated and adopted.
The HNC Council of Advisors is comprised of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals that the HNC Board of Directors can turn to when needed.
Kevin Clarkson, owner/ operator of Clarkson Reptiles is a Certified Master Herpetologist with years researching, breeding and presenting exotic animals. Kevin is a member of: The Zoological Association of America (ZAA), and The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK).
Kevin is passionate about sharing his diverse reptile collection, while teaching responsible pet ownership.
Drew is a rehabilitator and runs an outreach program for injured, neglected and unwanted exotic animals, to either find them good homes or use them in his shows for educational purposes. He has written informational articles for magazines and has had a small segment on CNN on “Keeping reptiles healthy and warm in the winter”. Drew has remained in the educational circuit as an Educational Technician, merit badge counselor and a guide for Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary and Mt. Apatite Geological Park. Drew delights all ages with his unique style, energy, knowledge and love for learning. Drew runs Mr. Drew and his animals too and the Family Museum of Natural Science. Not only does he provide amazing educational programs and exhibits, he also runs a store to insure proper husbandry of exotic animals.
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