Roaming Reptile Education
My name is Cass Rowles, and I founded Roaming Reptile Education in 2011. I'm a biologist, teacher, science communicator, and performer. I've performed reptile shows at countless birthday parties and schools in the Perth area, and am always greeted by the children's shouts of "THE SNAKE LADY IS HERE!". In 2018 and 2019, I produced and performed solo snake shows at Perth's FRINGEWORLD Festival, earning an award nomination in 2018 for Best Children's Event. I would love to see a world where people are just as enamoured with snakes & lizards as they are with cats & dogs.
I have a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Biology and a Masters of Science Communication & Education, and have been working with snakes and lizards since my undergraduate studies. I've researched goanna diet in the Shark Bay area, been a tour guide at wildlife sanctuaries, and try to find reptiles on just about every holiday I go on (much to my family's embarrassment). I'm currently registered with the TRBWA as a high school science teacher, and work a seperate day-job in science communication. I am also a performer (an improvisor to be precise), and travel to festivals to teach improvisation techniques as well as learn.
Header photo by Rebecca Stone at Inglewood Night Markets January 2020.