Our Team

Jeff Hathaway


Jeff co-founded Sciensational Sssnakes!! in 1994 after graduating from the University of Guelph, and has been actively involved with reptile conservation ever since. Jeff has delivered over a thousand public presentations across Canada and maintained the most complete live collection of Canadian reptiles and amphibians to support conservation activities. He has conducted field work and supported research on many species, with particular interests in central Ontario's turtles and snakes on Pelee Island. These efforts have worked to identify populations and trends, engage communities, and protect habitat. Jeff is also the driving force behind the Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital. Connecting people with nature has always been a central theme throughout Jeff's life, whether catching tadpoles with kids for a daycamp, or leading group trips to central America.


Many staff join us throughout the year, most of whom are currently working towards or recently graduated from an university or college program. They work in a number of positions, including animal care, education, field technician, and social media, and are essential to Scales Nature Park’s continued success. If you are interested in joining our team, take a closer look at our jobs here


Scales Nature Park values the many contributions of volunteers to animal care, conservation work, education and maintenance! Each year we welcome community members, students, international travellers and more into the Scales Nature Park tribe. If you are interested in volunteering with us, take a closer look here.