Pythons are constrictors. That means they are not venomous, but they wrap around their food and SQUEEZE! All pythons are constrictors, but they are not all cut from the same mold. Some live in the trees, while others live on the ground or in the water. Some pythons stretch out more than thirty feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds, but others stay very small. We'll have a chance to meet different pythons from around the world and maybe even stretch some out!
Turtles swim and crawl all over the earth in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some lay a few eggs, while others lay hundreds. Turtles might be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores. Our turtle week features pictures of turtles from around the world, real turtle shells, a special story about the journey of sea turtle hatchlings, and fun turtle activities. At the end of the class, kids get to meet our resident Box Turtles.
Tortoises are very much like turtles, with a few special differences. Both have a shell, but tortoises live on land and only eat plants. Most turtles live in the water and eat meat and plants. After a fun story, we'll learn how to draw a tortoise in five easy steps, then use our imagination to color it in! Some tortoises get very big. We'll meet the world's third largest species...and find out if he's hungry!
This lesson incorporates a fun story about a student who brings his pet boa constrictor on a class field trip. Then we encourage the children to write their own stories about what might happen if they brought a pet boa to school, and share their stories with the class. Finally, the kids get to meet the largest boa constrictor species in the world, the Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictor.
King Snakes are Reptile Royalty because they eat other snakes! They are found all over the United States and come in many different colors. We'll start with a fun King Snake lesson, and then we'll draw our own. At the end of class, we'll have a chance to meet some of the different King Snakes from California and Florida.
The Crocodilian Family includes 23 species of Alligators, Crocodiles, Caimans, and Gharials. These ancient reptile monsters are some of the largest and most ferocious reptiles in the entire world! We'll see them in action with several short reptile movies, and then we'll meet one in person!
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