Spring 2018 – Outrageous Reptiles
This spring, explore the wild world of reptiles. We will learn what makes these creatures special, what some of their amazing adaptations are, and will meet a reptile in each class. From snakes to turtles, we will use fun activities and songs to get to know our reptile friends even better.
Schedule: One Saturday a month from 9:00 – 10:15 am or 10:30 – 11:45 am
Fees per student: $16 member* / $32 nonmember per class
*Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.
Member registration will begin Wednesday, December 6. Nonmember registration will begin Monday, December 11.
January 6: Reptile Super Power
What is a Reptile? Tadpole Troopers will discuss what makes reptiles different from other animals. We will also learn what an adaptation is, and discuss some of the amazing adaptations that reptiles have. Students will even meet one of the most interesting reptiles up close – the Chameleon.
February 3: Turtles Forever
Turtles, one of the oldest reptiles, will be coming to visit the Tadpole Troopers in this class. We will discover the variety of turtles living at the Arboretum and observe them up close. We will go out on a turtle search and try to track down these shelled reptiles.
March 3: Snakes, Snakes & More Snakes
Snakes are waking up from their winter nap and can be found everywhere at the Arboretum, but don’t let that scare you away from this class. We will meet some of our resident snakes and then go on a hike to see if we can spot any in the wild.
April 7: Leapin’ Lizards
Lizards come in all shapes and sizes. We will meet several lizards this class and talk about how and why they are different. From sticky toe pads to detachable tails, lizards are truly amazing reptiles.
May 5: See You Later Alligator
Our last reptile is the biggest of the bunch; the alligator. We will dive into the world of these giant reptiles and learn what makes them so special. We will take a walk to some of the spots they’ve been sighted and learn why they have such a huge reputation.