Snake Encounters
Recent Boy Scout show

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

 Corporate Clients

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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