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Our staff at Reptile have been performing live reptile presentations for education and entertainment purposes for over 15 years in the greater Hamilton area. Some of our performance highlights include Festival of Friends, Dundas Cactus Festival, numerous company parties, school groups, daycares, malls, libraries, festivals, girl guides, boy scouts, celebrations and conventions, just to name a few.

Reptile enjoys doing specific presentations for elementary, middle and high schools in the greater Hamilton area. Our goal is to concentrate on the education aspects of our presentations, sharing our knowledge and information.

We would like to assist teachers in all school boards by helping bring a hands-on teaching approach into the classroom. We feel that we should be performing reptile presentations at every school in the area to expose as many children to these amazing creatures as we can.


Presenting as part of the school curriculum, teachers educate the children and we conduct the hands-on educational portion to reinforce what the children have already learned. Children, as you know, learn better in hands-on sessions, and we would definitely be able to hold their attention to create the optimum learning atmosphere.

Types of Presentations Offered

We can accommodate any curriculum or grade level for our educational shows. Below are our most popular presentations. If you have an educational idea not listed below, contact us and we will work with you, developing a presentation that benefits your students.

First Touches Program

This program is designed for small groups with a maximum of six in the group. We understand and believe in the fact that respect and love of nature and wildlife starts at a very early age. This program is designed to start that respect and love of these creatures. The First Touches program is based on the fact that young children would like a chance to interact with our reptiles. We will give out some basic information about each reptile, but our main focus is to allow the children to touch and hold the reptiles. We will use 12-15 reptiles for this program. The reptiles are safe to touch in a controlled setting. Please contact us for more information!

Live Reptile Show

This is an introduction to reptiles. Students will learn where they live, what they eat, how big they get, why they are important and so on. This is good for all ages, and is the generic show we use. If you’ve seen a show before, it was probably this one. It includes 12-14 reptiles and is a one-hour presentation.

Endangered Awareness Show

This is done in a classroom setting. We have presented this to boy scouts, girl guides and classrooms across the greater Hamilton area. This concentrates only on endangered reptiles. Concentrating on topics such as why they are becoming rare, where they live, problems they face as a species as well as in their environment, we concentrate on what we can do to help, and the basic information regarding each species. Topics include loss of habitat, pollution, human population, global warming, invasive species, and harvesting of species. It includes 10-12 reptiles and is presented in a one hour format.

Reptile Growth and Survival

This teaches the audience about how quickly or slowly these reptiles grow. We bring both adult and baby reptiles of the same species to show their different sizes and ages. We talk about the changes the reptiles go through while they are maturing and growing. This presentation includes all the regular information regarding these reptiles as well, generally including up to 12 species. This presentation starts small and ends huge! We will have some learning tools with us like shedded skin, which is a direct sign of growth.

Reptile Reproduction Show

This program concentrates on reptiles and their reproductive systems and styles of reproduction. Internal and external fertilization, eggs vs live birth, it’s all covered here. This is an informative and fun session that includes approximately 10 animals, all with different reproduction behaviours and cycles.

Reptile Ecology

The Ecology unit will look at a wide range of information including habitats, ecosystems, biomes, food chains, predator vs. prey, reproduction, symbiotic relationships, conservation, endangered species and pollution and toxins, and their effect on wildlife. We will use approximately 10 animals during this presentation.

Evolution and Adaptation

This presentation covers what adaptations and evolution is. It looks at specific ways a reptile can evolve or adapt. Learn why reptiles have to adapt. Learn about specific species studies involving some of our reptiles and how they evolved and adapted to their environment. See what major adaptations reptiles have that allow them to evolve into the reptiles you see today! We use 12 animals for this presentation.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our educational presentations, feel free to contact us directly at We would be happy to organize a presentation specific to your program or curriculum. We can also perform an educational presentation as an assembly for the entire school at once. At Reptile, we do, however feel that the grade specific shows for 40 children and under would be the optimum situation for hands on learning activity. We believe that we can be used as a fun, but powerful learning tool for children of all grades and ages.


We will look forward to educating and working with you this school year! For more information and for available dates please contact our booking coordinator at your convenience by emailing When you email please include the following:

  • your name

  • date & time of your booking request

  • the number of students

  • the age of your students

  • the location of your school

  • what type of show you are interested in

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