NEW! Adopt an Animal Program

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is looking for sponsors to help support the cost of feeding and caring for the animals used in our K-12 educational programs. An animal may be adopted by an individual, a business, or a group such as an elementary school class or a scout troop. The sponsors’ names will be displayed on the animals’ cages for one school year. Donations are tax deductible; sponsorship opportunities for 2007-2008 are listed below. For more information, please contact Deborah McMurtrie at DeborahMc@usca.edu or (803) 641-2834.

 

 

BIRDS
Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Non-releasable male, born 1992 (Windsor).............................................. $1,500
Barred Owl (Strix varia) Non-releasable female, born 1983 (Snippet).................................................................. $1,250
Barred Owl (Strix varia) Non-releasable male, born 1998 (Spencer).................................................................... $1,250


REPTILES: CROCODILIANS
American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) female, born 2003 (Miss Sippi)..................................................... $1,000
American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) female, born 2006 (Georgia)......................................................... $750
American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) male, born 2006 (Louie)................................................................ $750


REPTILES: SNAKES
Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula getula).................................................................................................. $500
Northern Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus)............................................................................. $500
Grey Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta spiloides)......................................................................................................... $500
Albino Yellow Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata)................................................................................... $500
Coastal Yellow Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata)...................................................................................$250
Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata)................................................................................................................................ $250


REPTILES: TURTLES
Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)............................................................................................................. $100
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina).................................................................................................................. $100
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta picta).................................................................................................................. $100
Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia)................................................................................................................ $100
Red-Eared Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans)............................................................................................ $100
Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta scripta)....................................................................................... $100


AMPHIBIANS
Barking Tree Frog (Hyla gratiosa)......................................................................................................................... $75
Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea)............................................................................................................................. $75
Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolora)........................................................................................................................ $75
Southern Leopard Frog (Rana urticularia)............................................................................................................ $75
Bull Frog (Rana catesbeiana)................................................................................................................................ $75
Southern Toad (Bufo terrestris)............................................................................................................................. $75
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)...................................................................................................... $50
Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum).......................................................................................................... $50