Today marked Austin Children’s Academy’s exciting trip into the study of strange, alien-like creatures with our fun and light-hearted Reptile Day. Students were introduced to animals that they may have never seen before and learn what makes a reptile a reptile in an interactive learning experience.
Reptile Day is designed to be an in-house field trip, exposing the kids to something they definitely don’t get to see on a daily basis. Ten to twelve reptiles showed up in our activity room, including snakes, lizards, tortoises, and, if available, eggs and hatchlings. We expose the students to a wide array of animals and open their minds to the many wonders the world has to offer. Absolutely no venomous, aggressive, or otherwise dangerous reptiles are present.
During the presentation, the handler shared interesting facts about the animals and explain why reptiles are classified the way they are. He interacted with the students, asking questions and engaging them in the presentation. By the end of the show, students learned a good deal of information, so be careful – you may be quizzed when you pick them up from school!
Students also handled certain animals, under strict supervision from the handler and with his or her permission. The students have opportunity to satisfy the sensation of touch that is so important in early childhood development and help them to grasp the distinction between reptiles and mammals like themselves.
We would like to thank Austin Reptile Shows for providing the animals and presentation. If you have any questions about Reptile Day, please don’t hesitate to call us at 512.331.2075 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer any inquiries. It’s a great show!