Endangered Species School Assemblies
At Snakes-N-Scales we are always looking for what schools will like, and be able to integrate into their curricula, but still be fun for the kids! In this case we have created a paired live/non-live Endangered Species School Assemblies animal program that offers several variations on a theme!
In the Endangered Species School Assemblies program there are, (at least,) 2 animals from each habitat you may choose, and you may choose as many as 4 of the given habitats. There will be, (at least) 1 live animal and 1 non-live animal discussed for that habitat. The non-live animals will be represented by either a skull, a life size cardboard cut out, a model or a pelt, and then a photo of that animal. The live animals are represented by our rescued reptiles or other types, (like the puffer, see below.)
We have tried to choose some of the larger mammal species to represent their habitats as they have the greatest appeal to children and they are also impossible to bring into a school as living animals. Animals such as the rhino, jaguar or panda have instant recognition with kids and bring up images of the habitats of these animals from what they have seen in books and on TV.
The pair of animals is presented within their habitat. There are specific dangers that threaten these animals in that habitat. The idea is to give as full a picture as possible, given the limitations of time, interest and grade. And all of this is done in a light-hearted way, so the kids will laugh and think, not become depressed! The higher the understanding/grade level the more involved the program can be. Obviously with children in the 2nd-4th grade levels the program will discuss the ideas in a more simplified fashion.
Paired Animals and their habitats in
Endangered Species School Assemblies
White Rhino and White Throat Monitor
The habitat they share is under threat from poachers that find the open grasslands easy to hunt in, livestock that eat the same grasses as the rhino and cause havoc for any smaller animals, and of course, just living space for people.
Black Bear and American Alligator
North American Swamp
Their swamp habitat is actually protected in many areas from building homes or roads on it, but it isn’t defended against the water use that drains millions of gallons for orange groves and golf courses. What good is preventing home building if the swamp is dried up anyway?
Jaguar And Green Anaconda
South American Tropical Rainforest
The Brazilian Rainforest is a place of marvels that would be terrible to lose! Harvesting of these trees and unsustainable farming continue to tear chunks out of the forest.
Giant Panda And Reticulated Python
Asian Sub-Tropical Forest
The Asian sub-tropical forest spans the gap between the rainforest and mountain, or montane forests, and to the grassy steppe lands. They are a great mixture of species including bamboo groves and the pandas that live on them. —————————–Endangered Species School Assemblies are very flexible in their scope. We can include many different aspects of material depending on your needs, just ask when you call!
East African Oryx and Sulcata Tortoise
Desertification is the process of deserts expanding and becoming drier or even hotter. This process is occurring now as our climate changes due to human fuel consumption. How far it will go, if we can stop it or whether there are other factors that will affect it are all unknown. Endangered Species School Assemblies does not attempt to answer these questions that, at this moment, don’t have an answer. But we feel it’s important that the ideas be discussed.
Black Tip Shark And Puffer Fish
Oils spills, as happened in the Gulf Of Mexico and many other places around the world harm the reefs so badly that they may have to be replanted at enormous cost!
Some of the animals in the Endangered Species School Assemblies, like the white rhino, are critically endangered species; but the black bear is not generally considered endangered. Our purpose is not to be tied by the political designation of the animal, endangered, threatened, etc. but to talk about the reasons for the decline of all animals in general, what is being done and what can be done in the future.
So you choose up to 4 habitats. You may choose fewer, in which case we will bring more live animals from that habitat. Endangered Species School Assemblies will go into as much or as little detail as you wish about whatever aspect of these complex relationships you find interesting. The point here is to expose the children to the concepts of the inter-relationships between the animals, their habitats and the human uses that degrade them. If your school doesn’t allow live animals in we can do this program with only the non-live representatives.
Prices for Endangered Species School Assemblies
NORTH NJ (201,973,908,) $450
CENTRAL NJ & SI (732, 609, 856, 718 Excluding So NJ) $450
SOUTH NY (845, 914, 516, 631) $450
NYC (212, 718, 917, 646, 347) $525
No. PA (Delaware Valley), $460
CT (203) $460
PHILLY & SOUTH NJ (Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland) $500
Author Bill Boesenberg