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Scouts & Guides

Adventure programs for brave scouts and guides!

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    Reptilia offers a variety of programs created specifically for Sparks, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts, Ventures, and Pathfinders. All programs emphasize hands-on experience with the animals. Our lessons meet requirements for a variety of badges and emblems.

    “Sugar and spice and everything nice,” remember that old nursery rhyme? Obviously whoever wrote it was never a Girl Guide! A Girl Guide is just as likely to identity with “snakes and snails and puppy dog tails.” She’s the kind of girl who would happily pick up a snake or a frog, because Guiding gives her oppor­tunities to try things that are traditionally considered “for boys.” And the effect on girls of coming into contact with these amazing creatures can he pretty amazing stuff.”

    Reptilia Scouts Programs

    Programs and badges for scouts of all ages!

    Reptilia Zoo offers Scouts & Guides a fun and exciting, Badge Focus Sleepover Adventure, in our 24,000 square foot facility! The cost is $35.00 plus tax per person, with two leaders at no cost. There is a minimum of 20 people required to run the program. If your group is small, please let us know and we will group you with another unit that is also under the minimum number!

    Below is a sample of the itinerary but we can make adjustments to fit your specific needs:

    A sample of an itinerary would be the following…

    7:00 pm – arrival time and independent visit through the Zoo
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Live Animal Theatre Show (hands-on and interactive)
    9:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Guided tour of the Zoo (lights out with flashlights)
    9:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Bedtime routine and independent time (games, snack, etc)

    7:30 am – Wake up time
    8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast
    9:00 am – Pick up

    This is just a sample, we can certainly move the times to accommodate the age of the children participating.

    Program Guide

    Reptilia offers a variety of programs specifically geared toward Beavers. These programs are based on different themes. All programs emphasize hands-on experience with the animals. An introduction to habitats, food chains, and interdependence of living things. Your colony will learn about the many ways animals interact with each other and their habitat to survive.

    Animals
    Beavers will explore the diverse and fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. They will learn about the diet, growth, habitat, and behavior of these wonderful creatures.

    Seasons
    Each season has characteristic weather patterns that affect reptiles and amphibians. We will discuss the many ways our animals cope with these changes and draw parallels to human activities.

    Self-Discovery
    Beavers will learn about their own bodies and the way they function. We will teach your colony about themselves by comparing their bodies to our animals.

    Communication
    Your colony will learn that all animals, including humans, use all their senses for communication. We will discuss the different types of communication used by reptiles and amphibians to provide the boys with a better understanding of communication systems.

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    Naturalist-Camouflage and Predation
    Brownies will explore the diverse and fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. They will learn about the diet, growth, habitat, and behavior of these wonderful creatures.

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    Naturalist-Ecology
    Our staff will teach your pack about ecology by discussing the ecology of reptiles and amphibians. We will address the issues of interactions and interdependence between animals and their environment.

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    Naturalist-Seasons
    Your pack will learn about reptiles and amphibians and the fascinating methods they use to cope with changes in weather.

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    Pets
    Reptiles and amphibians are often kept as pets; however, they are often not cared for properly. We will teach the cubs about proper diet, handling, housing, and hygiene.

    Communication
    All animals, including reptiles and amphibians, communicate with each other. Animals communicate using signals that target one of the five senses. We will illustrate the different ways these animals communicate with each other and draw parallels to human communication systems. Cubs will learn about the many ways that reptiles and amphibians camouflage themselves. We explain why some animals camouflage while others seem to make themselves more visible.

    Seasons
    Each season has characteristic weather patterns that affect reptiles and amphibians. We will discuss the many ways our animals cope with these changes and draw parallels to human activities.

    World Conservation-Habitat
    Cubs will learn about the basic necessities of life (space, air, water, food, and shelter). We will discuss the human activities that affect each of these necessities and explore ways of reducing our impact on other species.

    World Conservation-The Road to Extinction
    We will teach your pack about some of the ways that we have negatively affected wild animals. Specifically, cubs will learn about introduction of exotic species, illegal trade in live animals and animal parts, and extermination due to prejudice.

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    Nature and the Planet
    A basic introduction to habitats, food chains, and interdependence of living things. Your group will learn about the many ways animals interact with each other and their habitat to survive.

    Programs For Scouts

    Reptilia offers a variety of programs created specifically for scouts. All programs emphasize hands on experience with the animals. Our lessons meet requirements for the Fish and Wildlife, Naturalist, Science, Pet Care, and World Conservation badge.

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    Fish and Wildlife Badge
    Your troop will learn about some of the concepts needed to obtain the Fish and Wildlife challenge badge. Specifically, we will discuss concepts such as carrying capacity, endangered species, exotic species introduction, etc.

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    Naturalist Badge
    Our educator will teach your troop about ecology. We will define and discuss the concepts of natural balance, migration, niche, population, community, in addition to interactions and interdependence between animals and their environment.

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    Science Badge
    Scouts will learn about the fields of biology and zoology as they relate to the study of reptiles and amphibians (a.k.a. Herpetology). Our staff will outline the diverse and fascinating research that focuses on reptiles and amphibians.

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    Pet Care Badge
    Reptiles and amphibians are often kept as pets; however, they are usually not cared for properly. We will explain proper diet and reptile nutrition, handling, housing, and hygiene.

    Programs For Guides, Ventures, & Pathfinders

    Reptilia offers a variety of programs created specifically for guides. All programs emphasize hands on experience with the animals. Our lessons meet requirements for the Naturalist and Conservation emblem.

    Naturalist-Camouflage and Predation
    This lesson focuses on the many ways that reptiles and amphibians camouflage themselves. We explain why some animals camouflage while others seem to make themselves more visible.

    reptilia scouts and guides ecology badge

    Naturalist-Ecology
    Our educator will teach your group about ecology by discussing the ecology of reptiles and amphibians. We will address the issues of interactions and interdependence between animals and their environment.

    Naturalist-Seasons
    Your group will learn about reptiles and amphibians and the fascinating methods they use to cope with changes in weather.

    reptilia scouts and guides plants and animals badge

    Conservation-Habitat
    We will discuss the basic necessities of life (space, air, water, food, and shelter). We will address the human activities that affect each of these necessities and explore ways of reducing our impact on other species.

    reptilia scoutsa and guides endangered animals badge

    Conservation-The Road to Extinction
    We will teach your group about some of the ways that we have negatively affected wild animals. Specifically, guides will learn about introduction of exotic species, illegal trade in live animals and animal parts, and destruction due to prejudice. Scouts will learn about responsible pet care and about the requirements of reptiles and amphibians in captivity.

    reptilia scouts and guides conservation badge

    World Conservation Badge
    We will teach your troop about some of the ways that humans have affected wild animals. Specifically, the topics of introduction of exotics, illegal trade, extermination due to prejudice, amongst others, will be addressed.