The Copperhead Institute is a 501(c)(3) NPO governed by Directors and a Scientific Advisory Panel. The mission of The Copperhead Institute is to:
Develop and conduct original field- and laboratory based scientific research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of snakes
Disseminate our findings to the scientific community through peer-reviewed publications (e.g., journals, book chapters) and presentations at scientific meetings.
Promote the public conservation of snakes through publication of popular articles and educational materials; also through informal and formal educational presentations.
Support the intellectual growth and research goals of graduate and undergraduate students in pursuing a research career.