Biology intern gets hands-on herpetological experience


Alyssa Williams, a biology major focused on ecology, conservation and field biology, interned this summer at Refreshing Mountain’s Wildlife Center in Stevens.

She cared for reptiles and amphibians at the facility and taught school groups about herpetology. As part of her internship, she practiced snake identification in the Pocono Mountains. She and her coworkers identified a total of 23 snakes including a copperhead and timber rattlesnake.

In the photo, Alyssa holds a hog nose snake (who is playing dead!)