In this program, we focus on the ecological importance and unique adaptations seen in alligators and crocodiles. Students interact with a live gator and croc to better comprehend why animals develop adaptations in order to survive. For example, we teach that osteoderms are hardened, protective scales on the back of crocodilians to help protect them. Students get to actually touch and feel the animal to understand and see up close and personal what adaptations these animals have and how they work to keep the animal alive.
For questions and scheduling requests, contact the PHS Conservation Educator:
480-513-HERP (4377) ext. 5
Grade Levels: K—12
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $150 for first program, $50 for each extra program