Phoenix Herpetological Society

In this program, we focus on the ecological importance and unique adaptations seen in alligators. Students interact with a live gator and croc to better comprehend why animals develop adaptations in order to survive. For example, we don't teach that osteoderms are hardened, protective scales on the back of crocodilians to help protect it.  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 Education Director: Crystie Baker 
480-513-HERP (4377) ext. 3

Grade Levels: K—12

Time: 1 hour

Cost: $150 for first program, $50 for each extra program