Venom Institute was established in 2017 by Rudy Arceo and is based in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Our main goal is to provide educational programs through-out Pennsylvania, but also throughout the world when possible. Venom Institute is involved in the Timber Rattlesnake program in conjunction with Dr. La Duke of East Stroudsburg University and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. We are also involved with the B.S.A. (Boy Scouts of America) Merit Badge program. Rudy Arceo is a Merit Badge counselor for Reptiles & Amphibian Study, Environmental Science, Mammal Study and Bird Study. Rudy also served in 2019 as the Ecology Director at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, helping evolve that program to a very successful Ecology and Conservation Center. Venom Institute strives to continue its mission for education and conservation, inspiring others to do so as well.