A student struggles with basic science because it’s "boring” and he can’t see how it applies to real life.
A homeowner steps into his backyard to find what looks like a rattlesnake and tries to figure out the best way to deal with it… without getting bit.
A child who is blind has little opportunity to “see” the natural world and discover its diverse creatures.
Well-meaning people find injured animals or baby wildlife they think have been abandoned, and are desperate to get them help.
In situations like these, Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS), the largest NO KILL sanctuary in the USA, is one phone call away.
When our buildings were made, they were zoned on county land. Now we are zoned for City of Scottsdale and they require us to obtain our Conditional Use Permit (CUP). With this permit, we will be able to continue to teach students from throughout Arizona, sometimes even children from other states or countries, about the wonders of reptiles around the world.
Unfortunately to obtain the CUP, we will have to install fire sprinklers throughout. This will cost over $100,000 with contactors, supplies and install. On top of that cost, we have to pay our legal fees with the city. Every penny will be used to benefit the education of our youth. Thank you!