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Herpetology Explorers Camp: Reptiles and Amphibians

The study of reptiles and amphibians is called herpetology. What do salamanders and frogs have in common with snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodiles? How are they different? Meet live program animals and investigate bones & turtle shells!
Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
1068 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$14 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 1 week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of the unique characteristics that define the groups of animals known as reptiles and amphibians, plus learn fascinating facts about specific reptile and amphibian species from around the world. 
I am offering this class because I have interacted with many interesting reptile species around the world and am passionate about herpetology and enthusiastic about sharing this passion with others. 
A variety of optional craft projects will be provided for before, during, or after class. Learners may choose the project that is the right fit for them depending on interest and available supplies. Please check the classroom for detailed instructions about project. Print-outs will be attached to classroom posts. REPTILES Play Dough Snakes and Lizards Materials ~Play dough, air dry clay, modeling clay, or something similar or make your own salt-dough Optional: google eyes, pipe cleaners, craft foam, buttons, sequins, a ruler, play dough tools Turtle Shakers Materials: ~small paper plate or cardstock/poster board cut-out circle ~small paper bowl ~stapler/staples or glue gun ~dried beans, popcorn, rice, small rocks, etc ~feet, head, and tail cut out of scrap paper ~coloring utensils or paint ~optional: google eyes, stickers Crocodile Clip Materials: ~clothespin ~popsicle stick ~magnet ~printed template ~optional: googly eyes, sequins, puffballs AMPHIBIANS Frog Wheel of Metamorphosis Materials: ~printed pdf. "Wheel of Metamorphosis Printable" ~2 paper plates (alternative: two circles cut out of thin cardboard or poster board) ~1 brad (alternative: pipe cleaner, paper clip) Poison Dart Frog Slime Materials: ~cornstarch ~water ~bowl ~pitcher Optional: food coloring
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Scissors are needed for the recommended optional craft projects and parental guidance is required for the use of scissors. 


Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
Lives in the United States
Nature Explorers with Ms. Amalia
1068 total reviews
349 completed classes

About Me

As an international environmental educator, I have spent the last 25 years teaching kids around the world about nature. Through art projects, science experiments, games, and live animal interactions, I will guide learners to explore and discuss a... 
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