Mike Van Valen

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Students gain access to the secret group which will focus on lessons and other educational material focused on snakes of the U.S.



About Mike Van Valen

Hey, supporters. I am a self-taught wildlife educator for the past 23 years who focuses mainly on amphibians and reptiles, and mostly snakes these days. By supporting me through patreon you are supporting my mission of education. Snakes are perhaps the most misunderstood creature on Earth and education is now more crucial than ever. By becoming a mission supporter you enable me to spend more time working in WSED and enable me to create educational teaching aids and gain access to photos to make my job easier and enhance your experience. 

If you become a student you will gain access to the secret Facebook group where we will have a more closely-knit community and I will be able to go more in depth on all aspects of snake education, including exclusive lessons not available anywhere else. The secret group will focus on U.S. species only.

As many of you know, educating on social media, and especially in a group of over 60 thousand members is not an easy job! I want to make it clear that, if you choose to become a patron, you are paying me for the work I am doing as an educator and for the time I am putting into this endeavor. 

I literally want this to be my full-time job because it is my passion.
Thank you!
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