In this program, we focus on the ecological importance and unique adaptations seen in alligators and crocodiles. Guests 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.  Guests 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: Olivia Bogues 

480-513-HERP (4377) ext. 5

Grade Levels: All

Time: 1 hour

Cost: $200 for 1st program, $50 for each extra program


* Large groups (more than 35 students) are considered assemblies = additional $75 fee 

* Locations farther than 35 miles from the PHS facility includes a $50 travel fee