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Sharks and Whales School Assembly...

May 26, 2015 by


Sovereigns of the Seas! Sovereigns of the Seas is our combination Sharks and Whales School Assembly that looks at both of these awesome and threatened groups of animals. On the “surface” this is a show of opposites: the sharks are fish and the whales are mammals; the sharks are generally loners and the whales live in groups, the sharks have been swimming in the oceans of the world since well before Dinosaurs walked on land and the whales came along well after. But as we look deeper, we find much more in common between them. New research is showing that some sharks species communicate with sound, like whales; some sharks protect their young, like whales and both groups will often cooperate to catch food. And of course sharks and whales also have the same major enemy,...

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Dinosaurs and Fossils School Assemblies...

May 14, 2015 by


The Dinosaurs and Fossils School Assemblies  are a quick peek into the past through an investigation of the methods used by paleontologists. Modern animals are compared with ancient ones to identify similarities and differences. Some facts can be learned and other times only hypothesizes can be drawn. The purpose of this program is learn how science works, take a glimpse at animals long vanished, like Dinosaurs and see modern animals as instructive for learning about the past. This program does discuss evolution, and cannot be performed in any other way. The Dinosaurs and Fossils School Assemblies can be performed either with live animals or without them, depending on the focus required and whether animals pose an insurance problem for the school. If live animals are a problem the program can be done where no touching of the animals...

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Endangered Species School Assemblies...

May 10, 2015 by


  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,...

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Shark School Program

Oct 6, 2014 by


    Shark School Program is entirely about sharks, to our knowledge, is a completely unique program offered nowhere else. This show can be done with a live shark as the finale or without one, if the rules do not allow live animals.  Shark School Program covers shark family history and diversity, relationships to their habitat, predators and prey, biology, new research and relationship to humans. The Shark School Program is varied somewhat depending on the grade and sophistication of the audience. This is a multi-media presentation, using photos, charts, artifacts, models, preserved specimens and video. Children will introduced to sharks the same way we have introduced snakes to kids for 2 decades; in a non-threatening fact filled, fun presentation. The idea is have them leave loving sharks; and understanding that like with snakes, bears or...

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Save the Whales Assemblies

Sep 14, 2014 by


Snakes-N-Scales Saves the Whales and “goes off the deep end” to offer a program that has no live animals in it! No real whales, of course, but a great interesting combination of real and artificial hand specimens, illustrative posters and photos, and a few short video clips. These Whales Assemblies offer much more than just a few pictures or a sleepy slide show! The program begins by introducing types of whales and what they look like, using photos and video. There are 2 basic types, the toothed whales like the Sperm Whale and the Dolphins and the Baleen Whales, like the Humpback above. Beluga Whale at the Atlanta Aquarium, photo by Greg Hume. Why the whales are in trouble is discussed with the class; from the hundreds of years of whaling to the modern problems...

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