This program is packed with creeeeeepy crawlers, including: bugs, arachnids (tarantula & scorpion) and even reptiles!
Students learn the physical characteristics, defense mechanisms, life cycles and basics needs of each creepy crawler. They understand the differences between shedding and molting as they observe a arachnid skeletons and feel snakeskin. Then, it’s time for the coldblooded reptiles. Students never forget the moment they bravely touched the spikes on a bearded dragon (the spikes are actually very soft)!
Most importantly, children have a new-found appreciation towards nature. After their Wacky Wild® hand-ons experience, they are encouraged to explore and protect their world.
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Your STEM Presenter will need a small table to set up the live animals. It is best if the students sit in chairs in a large semi-circle and the presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups. We are flexible if a central room with chairs is unavailable. We’d be happy to discuss different options.
Presentations may be scheduled in the classroom, media center or cafeteria. In some cases, weather permitting, the presentation may be outside out of direct sunlight.