FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

“The Great Reptiles” at Trailside, Oct. 13

the great reptiles

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the Trailside Museum Association is pleased to announce a live animal presentation given by Bill Boesenberg from Snakes-n-Scales and Turtle Tales at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m.

Families with children ages four and older are invited to explore the strange world of reptiles. Bill Boesenberg is a recognized expert in the field of reptile care. His life’s goal is to educate people about these misunderstood creatures. Snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians are the four most common types of reptiles. Take an in-depth look into the lives of these scaly creatures from the ones that live under your porch to those from far-off continents.

“The Trailside Museum Association is an organization dedicated to assisting the staff at
Trailside in their ongoing efforts to interest and educate people in all aspects of nature, science and conservation by assisting with funding, volunteering and advocacy,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “Bring the family to Trailside for a fun and educational presentation on reptiles.”

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before each show. The fee is $5 per person and the show is recommended for ages 4 and older. No infants or babies in strollers are allowed in the auditorium.

As a special thank you to members of the Trailside Museum Association, all members will be admitted FREE! Members wishing to attend one of the two shows should please R.S.V.P. at
908-789-3670 by Oct. 12. Membership sign-up will be available in advance and at the event. Annual membership cost is $15 for an individual and $20 for a family.

For a TMA membership brochure and a complete listing of Trailside’s upcoming programs,
please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of
the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.