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City museum has May 14 desert safety workshop


The Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science (MONAS) will host “Desert Safety Workshop: Venomous Animals,” presented by MONAS Curator of Living Collections Destry Kissick, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14.

This presentation will take place in the MONAS classroom, 411 N. Main St. Downtown.

Registration, which is required, ends Thursday, May 12.

To register, email education@las-cruces.org or call 575-522-3120.

Kissick will give insight on how people and their pets can stay safe during recreational activities in areas where venomous animals live by learning how to identify and avoid these animals and what to do if one is encountered and if the person or the pet is bitten.

A preserved rattlesnake specimen will be present during the presentation.

MONAs is accessible via RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 1.

For information contact Kissick at 575-532-3371 and at dkissick@las-cruces.org.