Animal welfare for animal encounter science shows and workshops.



I hold an Animal Exhibiting/Encounters licence.

I do not do parties or shopping centres etc. 

My shows are held in schools and some events with a controlled audience.

All handling is carried out under my supervision and guidance.

I show mostly invertebrates and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.

All animals are housed in large vivariums in my house. 

All animals are transported in safe housing.


I am a fellow of The British NaturalistsAssociation and The Royal Entomological Society.

I was Education Officer for Essex Wildlife Trust for 15 years.


I have been working in wildlife conservation and education for 31 years.


Martin Rapley.  January 2018.