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In addition to the description below, every demonstration covers physical characteristics, habitat, behaviour and interesting facts about each reptile.


Children will be given the opportunity to observe and touch each animal (with the exception of amphibians).



Focusing on how each animal looks and feels.  We also look at what each animal eats and where they come from and how they protect themselves from predators.

We help to achieve the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Prep : Living things have basic needs, including food and water

During the session, students will:

  • Explore the basic needs of living beings, including food, water and shelter.  Discuss how reptiles can go for long periods without food and water. 

  • Identify how different animals move – lizards walk and run, snakes slither, frogs jump, turtles swim and crocodiles gallop.

  • Investigate why the sun is so important to reptiles.

  • Recognise the difference between humans and reptiles

Year 1 and 2 : Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves

During the session, students will:

  • Explore the life stages of reptiles and amphibians, including the changes from birth. 

  • Identify different characteristics of life stages in animals, including metamorphosis, live born animals versus animals that hatch from eggs.

  • Recognise that living things have similar young to themselves.

  • Investigate why some animals take care of their young.


Year 3 and 4 : Living things have life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive

During the session, students will:

  • Explore why living things rely on non-living aspects of the environment for survival, for example, why are creek beds so important to turtles? 

  • Identify how changes in the environment can have an impact on life cycles.

  • Recognise predator-prey relationships, as well as mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Investigate why different habitats are so important to the wildlife living within it.


Year 5 and 6 : Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

During the session, students will:

  • Explore how different adaptations are suited to different environments. 

  • Identify how different physical and behavioural traits of animals help them survive.

  • Recognise that some living things can adapt to environmental changes, for example drought.

  • Investigate why the ability to adapt is crucial to survival.

  • Identifying the basic needs and requirements of each reptile and how they live in an environment which meets these needs.

Supporting the
Early Years Learning Framework 
and the National Australian Curriculum.

"The children at kindy were very focused on learning about Australian animals, so we were really looking forward to Claudine sharing her skills, knowledge and animals at our Kindergarten. What I did not expect was how much of a valuable experience it would be for me! I learnt so much and had a new admiration for these beautiful, interesting creatures. The children were enthralled for the hour or so that Claudine spent with us.  Claudine enthusiastically and gently introduced each animal, told us a story about them and we learnt all about their habitat and other interesting facts. It was a very interactive experience for the children, as they were able to ask questions as we went along. Claudine could read the children very well and made sure they were all comfortable, and by the end of the experience everyone had had a turn of touching Zeus the Black Headed Python - much to the surprise of their parents! With our kindy based in Samford, it was also much appreciated that Claudine did a snake safety talk as we often see snakes in our environment. There was so much learning and joy in one session, I highly recommend Claudine and Reptile Adventures to any kindergarten, school or business, such a valuable experience.".

Carli, Kindergarten Teacher

"I want to say A BIG THANK YOU and inform you of how impressed we were with your presentation.  The scientific language used and questions generated were appropriate for the Year 5 level.  The kids haven't stopped talking about it".

Sonia, Year 5 Teacher

"We all thought the talk by Claudine and our reptile visitors was very interesting.  We were amazed that we could touch and hold all the animals up close.  We would LOVE Reptile Adventures to visit again".

Year 1 & 2 Class


"An excellent presentation.  Your lovely quiet manner was beautiful with the children.  You kept them fascinated the whole time.  A very valuable and worthwhile experience".

Coralie, Year 2 Teacher

I really enjoyed meeting a turtle called Tiny Tim (and learned that turtles eat underwater); Piney and Koda, a couple of shingleback skinks who like to eat insects, plants and flowers; a dainty green tree frog called Fred who sheds his skin like taking off a shirt (and then he eats it). Marley, the frill necked lizard showed us his frill, and by running upright on his back legs. Ulah is a beautiful green tree python who uses her tail as a lure to catch food; Rango and Rain the bearded dragons are pale when they are cold and darken as they warm up, their backs are prickly but their undersides are soft. I liked Zeus, the black-headed python with his size, and cool smooth skin. 

Alex, Prep Student

"Excellent content, amazing animal examples – just wonderful!  The detail you gave the children was specific and you spoke clearly and at their level".

Jane, Year 2 Teacher

"I really like reptiles now.  I was scared of them before, but now I think they're really cool".

Rosie, Year 1 Student

Thank you for such a wonderful hands-on learning experience for our Year 4 students.  They were engaged the entire time and really loved being able to handle the animals.  Their favourite part - Zeus sliding over their legs!

Sue, Year 4 Teacher

Year 1 had a fantastic incursion from Claudine at Reptile Adventures as part of their current English cycle. They have been learning about persuasive texts and have been writing texts to try and persuade an audience to want a particular pet. The purpose of our incursion was to meet some unusual animals, to learn about them and what it would take to be a responsible pet owner for them. Their task now is to write a persuasive text to try and convince their parents to let them have a pet reptile. The incursion was absolutely brilliant and the students are so excited to try and persuade their parents.

Michele, Year 1 Teacher

Tree Frog

"The Joey Scout Mob thoroughly enjoyed the reptile and amphibian show. They were captivated for the entire hour. This was a valuable educational experience that many of our youth would not normally be exposed to. Thank you Claudine for a fantastic show.  We will certainly be booking another demonstration in the near future".

Brett, Joey Scout Leader 

"Thanks Claudine for entertaining and educating us with some of your ‘friends’.  I have never seen the cubs so quiet for so long!  Your presentation was very interesting and you really engaged well with the kids.  We will definitely be inviting you back". 

Carly, Cub Scout Leader 

"Our Cub Scouts were captivated with the reptile show.  It was a real thrill for them to learn about the different reptiles and have the opportunity to hold and interact with them.  A fun experience filled with lots of valuable learnings.  Great demonstration – thanks Claudine".

Daniel, Cub Scout Leader 

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