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THE STRANGE WORLD OF REPTILES (PK-2)
These Reptile School Assemblies look at the four different groups of these creatures in detail. The Strange World of Reptiles School Assemblies are created to be much more interactive for the younger kids, and would be wasted on any group of more than 75 children. (We will do up to 100, if you want us to, but we don’t recommend this show for that number. If you want to do a large number of kids we recommend either the Radical Reptiles or Great Reptiles Assemblies.)
One of our Red-Foot Tortoises that was given to us by Turtleback Zoo over 10 years ago.
We’ll talk about the specialties of each reptile and what they eat, joke about things they do and find out if these creatures make good pets.
We discuss their habitats, why look as they do, (adaptations) and their general and personal attitudes toward people. We try to look at the world through their eyes to get a better understanding of these amazing, but very different creatures.
And we always talk about the rescue of these Reptiles.
Reptile School Assemblies is preschool approved and adaptable.
Possible Animals List for Reptile School Assemblies
Turtles and Tortoises
of the Reptile School Assemblies for the Classroom.
The Leopard Tortoise from the savannas of Africa makes it’s home in burrows left behind by other animals, like aardvarks. Though the tortoise didn’t dig the burrow, once they take over maintaining it, it becomes home for many other creatures, including pythons, spiders, mice, owls and even cape Hunting Dogs.—-The Ornate Box Turtle is a very close relative to the Eastern Box Turtles that were once commonplace in New Jersey.
The Red Foot Tortoise from the tropical rainforests of South America is an attractive and gentle creature.—The Sulcata Tortoise from the areas around the Sahara Desert in Africa is the largest continent living tortoise in the world. Only the island living Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises are larger. All tortoises are vegetarians, though the sulcata eats dry brush, thorny bushes and cactus whereas the Red Foot eats the succulent leaves and stems of plants on the forest floor. Both tortoises can often be encouraged to eat for the audience, adding a great active dimension to Reptile School Assemblies for the Classroom.
The Eastern Box Turtle was once extremely common in New Jersey but road and home building have created a great decline in their numbers. Bill has rescued hundreds of these animals over the course of 20+ years. Most he was able to release back to the wild, but some are so banged up that release would be a death sentence, so they are maintained by Snakes-N-Scales. The one pictured here is named, “Crash,” and has lived with us for 20 years. As you can see she was injured badly a car, but she has a found and permanent home here.—-The Chinese Box Turtle is perhaps the smartest of all turtles. They have been shown to distinguish colors and have a sense of daily time. This is “Firecracker” named for the item that stuck into her and nearly killed her. But again, Bill saved her and she is happy.–Why are our Reptile School Assemblies different from other companies? That’s why!
Lizards of the Reptile School Assemblies for the Classroom.
The Blue-Tongued Skink has the body of sausage and legs that can barely lift its belly off the ground. Its bite is hardly a worry for any larger animal and its eyesight is poor. Yet it causes fear to many animals that see it in its native Australian savanna, because its tongue is a funny shade of blue. Blue is pretty uncommon color in the wild, it stands out, and its meaning is understood clearly since blue is the color of the death adder’s head. The death adder, as the name suggests, is a less than cuddly member of the Australian savanna family that few animals wish to meet. The skink, by mimicking this color, sends fear at glance to animals that will not hang around to identify the source of the odd color!—The Basilisk in mythology could turn anyone he looked at to stone. It’s called a Basilisk for its crown, as “Basileus” means king, in Greek. The lizard is able to run upon its hind legs across the surface of the water to make its escape from predators in the South American tropical rainforest. Another day in our Reptile School Assemblies.
Fat-Tailed Gecko—Leopard Gecko These geckos never know when their next meal will appear, so their bodies store fat and liquid in their tails. the nutrients can be tapped into whenever their bellies are empty.
The Ridgetail Monitor is the smallest of all the monitors and an extremely rare animal to be seen in Reptile School Assemblies of this kind. They are Australian bug and mice eaters that live under logs and stones. — The Bearded Dragon by contrast is another Australia lizard but is extremely common a pet and as a show animal. Both of these little Aussy lizards are usually calm when handled and are not generally interested in biting.
Snakes of the Reptile School Assemblies for the Classroom.
Corn Snake An endangered species in New Jersey, the Corn Snake once lived in an unbroken pine forest that stretched from Georgia to Massachusetts. That forest is now broken into much smaller pieces and the New jersey Corn Snake in the northern most survivor. —Sonoran Milk Snake Milk Snakes come in a marvelous array of colors and all are quite beautiful. You may not see this one but you won’t be disappointed.
One of the darlings, perhaps one of the very few, of the snake world is the Western Hognose Snake. Barely 3 feet long at max, these small snakes have a facial appearance many find amusing or even “cute.” But reptiles vary widely even within closely related species, as here, the Western Hognose is an easy animal to keep since it eats defrosted mice readily. It’s closest cousin, the Eastern Hognose, is nearly impossible to keep as it will take little but toads!—-The Eastern Kingsnake, also called the Chain King, is a New Jersey native. Fabled for their ability to eat rattlesnakes, which though true, the story doesn’t mention that they may not wish to eat such difficult food and instead dine mostly on lizards, small non-venomous snakes and mice. We know how to weave a tale or scenario for each animal in your Reptile School Assemblies.
Ball Python Though fairly common as pets, the Ball Python isn’t always the easiest animal to get to eat and their shy nature could take months of handling to get over.—-The Black Ratsnake is the largest snake in New Jersey, reaching 8 ft. It also the most likely to be found inside bird houses or squirrel dens. Their size often frightens people, but they are harmless to us.
The Boa Constrictor from the tropical rainforest of northern South America is one of the giant snakes, though its cousins the anacondas are the true giants. The boa may make 80 pounds but the Green Anaconda can be nearly 600 pounds!
Crocodilians of the Reptile School Assemblies for the Classroom.
The American Alligator is truly a success story. In 1923 there were fewer than 400 total alligators left alive. Now there are over 1 million! But great conservation didn’t save these modern day Dinosaurs, farming did. Because their hide has such worth as leather and because they reproduce so quickly, a combination of greed for their skin and a law that requires a small percent raised by returned to the wild stopped the gators from following the Dinosaurs! They are such amazing animals, your Reptile School Assemblies should never be without one.
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Prices for Reptile School Assemblies
NORTH NJ (201,973,908,) $325
CENTRAL NJ & SI (732, 609, 856, 718 Excluding So NJ) $325
SOUTH NY (845, 914, 516, 631) $325
NYC (212, 718, 917, 646, 347) $400
No. PA (Delaware Valley), $325
CT (203) $325
PHILLY & SOUTH NJ (Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland) $375
Returning yearly customers may pay the same price as last year for the same shows.
ONE STOP SHOPPING!
If you use us for multiple options, I.E. an Anti-Bullying show, a Reptile show and an Aquatic show, all in the same school year, we will discount all your shows!
Discounts also for small audiences, (under 20,) and multiple back to back programs, (over 1.)
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