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Herpetology Explorers Club: Reptiles and Amphibians

Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,092)
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!

Class experience

US Grade 1 - 3
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. 

September 14: Frog Wheel of Metamorphosis
~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)

September 21: Salamander Slime
Optional: food coloring

October 5: Play Dough Snakes 
~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

October 12: Crocodile Clip
~popsicle stick
~printed template
~optional: googly eyes, sequins, puffballs

October 19: Turtle Shakers
~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

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Scissors are needed for the recommended optional craft projects and parental guidance is required for the use of scissors. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,092)
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... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 113 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-9
5-9 learners per class

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