|Bringing over 20 years of experience and a generous helping of humor
into the nature education arena, with a heavy emphasis on dispelling myths and helping the
public conquer this learned and often paralyzing phobia. Thousands of audience
members have overcome the learned and unnecessary fear of snakes through safe and entertaining interaction with beautiful animals that are accustomed to live performances and human contact.
Fairs and Festivals
Screams / Waxahachie, TX October 2009
Market Street Festival / Columbus, MS 2001 2002 (for Animal Planet) 2004-2009 (for Cable One)
Texas Labor Day Celebration / Uvalde TX 2008
South Texas State Fair (for Time Warner Cable) / Beaumont TX 2006-2007
33rd Annual Dickens on the Strand Festival / Galveston TX 2006. Performed in 19th Century Victorian attire with an English accent. This year's theme, the First World's Fair, London England circa 1853.
Possum Kingdom Fourth of July Celebration / Camp Grady Spruce (YMCA) 2004-2007
20th Annual Great Fountain Festival / City of Richardson TX 2006 Snake Encounters performances, Master of Ceremonies.
Houston Children's Festival / 2001 2003 (for Animal Planet) 2006 (for Time Warner Cable)
Blue Bluff Festival / Amory MS (for Vista III Media) 2005
State Fair of Texas / Dallas TX (for The Science Place) 2003
Austin Children's Festival / 2002 (for Animal Planet)
Kidfest Beaumont / 2002 2003 (for Time Warner)
Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival / Dallas TX 2001 2002
SugarFest / Sugarland TX 2003 for Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
FalconFest / Fairfield TX 2002 2004 (for Texas Parks and Wildlife)
Muzeo / Anaheim, CA 2009
Gulf Coast Exploreum / Mobile, AL 2006 2008
Discovery Science Place / Tyler TX 2007 2009
Houston Museum of Natural Science / Houston TX 2007
Louisiana Art and Science Museum / Baton Rouge, LA 2007
Sci-Quest / Huntsville, AL 2004 2007
Gulf Coast Exploreum / Mobile, AL 2007
Science Spectrum / Lubbock TX 2005-2008
Museum of Nature and Science / (formerly Dallas Museum of Natural History and The Science Place) Featured performer, annual "ReptileFest", a two day event. Dallas TX 2006-2007
Discovery Science Center / Santa Ana, CA 2000 2004
International Museum of Art and Science / McAllen TX 2003 2004
Dallas Museum of Natural History / (Headlining "Reptile Weekend", their largest annual event) Dallas TX 2002-2005
The Science Place / Fair Park, Dallas TX 2003
Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group / Product launches for Venom - their new energy drink, 2008 2009
Timb Hamilton Photography / "Eve in the Garden" theme photo shoot, 2009
KERA / (Dallas NPR Affiliate) TX
Washington Mutual / Coppell TX
The Mustang Group / Allen TX
Applause Entertainment / Dallas TX
Bravo Entertainment / Dallas TX
Time-Warner Cable / Nederland TX and Houston TX
Charter Communications / Amarillo TX
Cable One / Columbus, MS
Vista III Media / Aberdeen, MS
Discovery Networks / (Animal Planet) Bethesda, MD (multiple locations for local affiliates and several stops on The Animal Rescue Tour)
Mutual Of Omaha / Omaha, NE
Media World / Dallas TX (Snake Wrangler for Bells of Innocence starring Chuck Norris, directed by Alin Bijan)
Texas Parks and Wildlife / Austin TX (multiple locations)
Schools and Libraries
Snake Encounters has performed for schools from elementary to college in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of North Texas, and has appeared at schools in Beaumont/Port Arthur, St Louis MO, and Central Texas (Temple/Belton) for multiple shows and/or time slots concurrent with existing travel schedules.
Libraries all over North Texas have booked Snake Encounters shows for their summer reading programs. Capacity crowds have resulted every single time. Daryl encourages reading and learning in a very powerful way.
Other Events and Appearances
Sarcoxie High School / Sarcoxie, MO Apr 2009
My new program specifically designed to tie in overcoming a learned fear like ophidiophobia with overcoming the fear of taking state performance tests. Their principal proclaimed it their best assembly ever.
Good Morning East Texas - KLTV / Tyler TX 2007
ABC affiliate WBRZ NEWS / Baton Rouge, LA for Louisiana Art and Science Museum
NBC 15 "Here's Darwin" report / Mobile, AL July 13, 2007
Roula & Ryan in the Morning / KRBE 104.1 Houston TX August 2006
Live! with Regis and Kelly / New York, NY June 2006
Fox 4 Good Day / Dallas TX June 2006
Texas A & M University Veterinary College Open House / College Station TX 2006
Bo & Jim in the Morning / KZPS Radio Dallas TX Multiple appearances 2001-2006
The Scouting Experience / Market Hall, Dallas TX 2003.
The Riviera Hotel and Casino / Las Vegas, NV November 2002
Live at the Le Bistro Lounge on the strip as a part of the "Shock" ensemble, an extreme variety show.
The Glenn Mitchell Show - KERA Radio - NPR / Dallas TX 1998 1999 2003 2004.
The Charley Jones Show - Texas State Radio Network - KLRD Radio / Dallas TX. 1994-2006.
Good Morning, Texas - WFAA Television / Dallas TX 1996.
KTLA Morning Show / Los Angeles, CA 2004.
Good Day LA / Los Angeles CA 2000 and 2004.
NBC Afternoon News / Hollywood, CA 2000.
Positively Texas Live - KTVT Television / Ft. Worth TX. 1997 1998 1999.
Multiple appearances to promote large format shows across the country on TV and Radio stations too numerous for Daryl to remember in detail.
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