On Monday, May 28, 2018, a national seminar on reptiles intended for Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) guides was held in the Steinhardt Museum on Natural History, as preparation for updating the "Red Book". About 50 managers, tour coordinators and guides from INPA education centre in Israel participated in the seminar.
The seminar was opened by Prof. Tamar Dayan, who presented the new museum and welcomed the fruitful cooperation between Tel Aviv University and INPA.
The participants learned about Israel reptiles and discussed various issues relating to reptile conservation: the trade in reptiles as pets and the threat of invasive species that accompanies it; reptile species in danger of local or global extinction; Israel as a habitat for reptiles; and the "do and don’t do" rules when demonstrating reptiles.
As part of the seminar, the participants visited the live reptile collection in the Zoological Garden as well as the "wet" collection of the museum.