The Eton College Natural History Museum hosted its fifth family learning event of the year in conjunction with the Clewer Cluster of Schools on Sunday 30th June.

At this sell-out event, 22 parents and 40 children were able to carry out a range of activities exploring the life of reptiles. Participants found out more about the adaptations of snakes and the importance of camouflage to their way of life.

Parents and children also gained a better understanding of the conservation of reptiles and the problems caused by trading in endangered species. They followed a reptile trail around the Museum, learning about the major reptile groups.

The event concluded with an exciting opportunity to handle live snakes, lizards and turtles. The event was supported once again by Royal Holloway University of London which kindly supplied three of the staff volunteers as part of their Science Ambassador programme.