National Academic Standards

The problem with teaching today’s youth is keeping them interested and excited. The Reptile Family strives to help schools and teachers do just that.

Our presentations are designed to support both state and national academic standards appropriate for grades K-12. We can easily adapt our activities to meet learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, art and more.

In addition we have presentations to fit all formats, whether you want an assembly for 300, a small classroom program, or even a week long after school program, The Reptile Family can custom tailor a program for you!

Curriculum Standards Examples:

Below are several examples for you to see how our programs can fit into many of your curriculum needs.

1) At the elementary level we target ecological knowledge with a focus on giving students the awareness of the world that surrounds them. Generally, five areas of study are incorporated throughout the hour with a visual and hands-on experience. The areas we touch upon are:
a. Wildlife Species and Populations
b. Habitats, Ecosystems, and Niches
c. Interdependence – commonalties and interactions
d. Changes and Adaptations – environments and organisms
e. Biodiversity

2) At the middle school level we shift into a social and political knowledge and move the student from simply being aware to a greater understanding. Here our presentation will include the above areas of study, plus four additional areas.
a. Cultural Perspectives – appreciation for wildlife and natural resources
b. Economic, Commercial and Recreational Considerations
c. Historical and Geographic Development
d. Political and Legislative Frameworks – domestic and international

3) Lastly, at the high school level we discuss sustaining wildlife populations by tying in all other aspects of our program and moving students from understanding to taking action themselves. An additional five areas of study can be brought in at this level.
a. Attitudes and Awareness – human values and perspectives
b. Human Impacts – positive and negative
c. Issues and Trends – use of wildlife and wildlife populations
d. Wildlife Management
e. Responsible Action and Service – teaching how students and others can get involved.

Remember, our program can easily be tailored to suit almost any of your curriculums or good time needs. We can bring a specific grouping of animals or bring our typical show variety of 20 or so animals. We always have a great time and learn a lot while doing so.