Spiders and scorpions represent a contradiction within the human mind. It is true that a few species are venomous enough to cause great harm to us and even death in rare cases, however, with so much misinformation, it is difficult to know which species of medically important and how to treat a bite or sting.
The spider and scorpion first aid walk is a practical exploration of a natural area in search of spiders and scorpions. We’ll have a short in the field presentation with visuals, and a participative workshop. The walk covers topics such as identification, symptoms, first aid and where to get free medical advice if you ever need it.
If you or anyone you know has ever been bitten by a spider or stung by a scorpion anywhere in Southern Africa, and were not sure what to do. Maybe you have had spider or scorpion in your house or garden and you are not sure if it is medically important or not? Or just want to know what our medically important spiders and scorpions from the leading expert in Southern Africa, then this 2 hour walk is for you.