Programs

Educational Programs

Classroom Creatures

Our hands-on programs are sure to engage each student and encourage class participation. For groups of 30 or less, each student will be allowed to touch any or all animals. They may be asked to describe differences in the way a reptiles skin feels verses our skin, why a turtle has webbed feet, but a tortoise doesn’t, or what learned behavior an animal might have acquired. The instructional curriculum is based on the appropriate TEKS for that grade level.

School Programs

All of our educational programs center around giving the student the greatest possible learning experience. Choose one of our programs or let us create one for your class, based on the subject matter you are teaching.

Nocturnal Animals:

In this program students will learn about nocturnal animals and how they see better at night, why they hunt at night and how to recognise a nocturnal animal. The animals in this program can be:

The hedgehog, sugar glider, opossum, python, scorpion and madigascar hissing cockroaches

The Rainforest:

In this program, we start at the floor of the rainforest to see what animals live there, why, what they eat and how they defend themselves,and then work our way up to the canopy to discover what animals live there. The creatures in this program can be:

The cockroaches, skink, salamander, stickbugs, smooth skinned toad, snake, and chameleon.

Dessert Animals:

This program centers around the animals of the dessert, how they survive and what they eat. The animals in this program can be:

Bearded dragon, uromastyx, leopard gecko, milk snake, and scorpion.

Mostly Mammals:

With this program we discuss the characterisitics of a mammal, how we survive through homeostasis, and feel how not all fur is created equal. Teachers can feel free to choose their own mammals or we can pick. Our usual line up of fury critters are:

Chinchilla, hedgehog, skinny pig, bunny, ferret, and opossum.

Really Reptiles:

If reptiles lay eggs, then all snakes lay eggs, right? No. We discuss this and how reptiles look, feel, and act different from mammals. The suggested line up for this program:

Python, boa constrictor, bearded dragon, uromastyx, chameleon, and leopard gecko

Popular Picks

We explore the animal world by looking at the differences in the creatures that exist. We explore how a mammal looks and feels vs how a reptile or amphibian feels. The animals in this program vary, but are the most popular animals and the ones the kids enjoy the most!

Custom Programs

Let us know what area your class is studying and we can develop a program for you. Whether you are studying carnivor/herbivor/omnivor or invertibrate vs vertibrate, we can create a fun and memorable program for your students!

Summer Reading Programs

The Creature Teacher will be visiting the local libraries again this year to participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Science. Readers are invited to attend as The Creature Teacher brings her live animals to teach readers about the “why” and “how” of some amazing creatures. Did you know that a scorpion can actually glow? She will explain this and many other animal facts during her visit. Make plans to attend. You won’t want to miss this program!

For large gatherings up to 300 people, this stage production is sure to entertain all ages. Our educators will show each animal on a platform format, carefully pointing out important facts. Plenty of audience participation will surely keep your group engaged for the entire program.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Correlation

Colors, Numbers and Noises Show (Preschool class)

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a

Mostly Mammals Show

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade- 8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Really Reptiles Show

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) a; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Creatures of the World

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a: 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade- 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- none
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Popular Picks

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a,c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) a; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Pick A Pet

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) d; 9) a; 10) b
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- none

Backyard Animals

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a,c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) a; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Creepy and Slimy

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a,c; 8 ) a, b 9) aFirst Grade- 6) a, b; 7) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- none
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Creatures of the Sea

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
Third Grade- 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade-none
Seventh Grade- 10) b