School Wildlife Programs for Preschool | Australian Reptiles Incursions


“My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature. And can I do that alone? No. So there is a whole army of youth that can do it. So I suppose my mission is to reach as many of those young people as I can through my own efforts.”
– Jane Goodall

Early learning framework

Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Our passionate and knowledgeable Wildlife Ambassadors will captivate children and teachers alike during our one hour educational and interactive programs, which are fully focused on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

We aim to create a positive shift in how kids relate to, care about and treat wildlife. In short, we want to help shape a generation of better humans. And with a Diamond Python, a Frilled Neck Lizard and a Saltwater Crocodile in our crew, we think we’ll have just the guests to make a lasting impression…

Choose any of our five awe-inspiring Preschool Incursions:

Local Species
NEW IN 2023!

Local Species

What better way to connect kids to nature than to help them explore their own backyard! 

Australian Reptiles

Australian Reptiles

This hands-on show will captivate students as they learn about the weird and wonderful characteristics of Australian reptiles.

Insects & Minibeasts

Insects & Minibeasts

Students will be amazed as they discover the creepy-crawly world of insects and minibeasts.

Feathers, Fur & Scales

Feathers, Fur & Scales

Students will learn the difference between feathered, furry and scaly creatures in this hands-on display of animal life.

Meet The Rainbow Serpent

Meet The Rainbow Serpent

Join our wonderful wildlife ambassadors in this exploration of the deep culture of the traditional custodians of the land we live on here in Australia.


We introduce students and teachers to creatures they may never have even heard of. For instance, Pano, our 1.5m Yellow-spotted Monitor is sure to make your jaw drop! Or get up close and personal with Trixie, our fluffy, Long-nosed Potoroo! What is a Potoroo you ask? There is only one way to find out! Why not choose Reptile Encounters for your next school incursion? Check out just some of the benefits listed below!


Creating awareness by introducing audiences to Australia’s wildlife from an early age.

For every hour that is booked as a part of our Incursion Package we will support a local conservation or education network through the Buy1Give1 program.

Supporting various local and national conservation programs, such as the Amphibian Research Centre.


Children explore their senses seeing, hearing & touching different kinds of animals.

Children learn what the animals eat & where they live.

Create a lasting memory of being up close with Australia’s wildlife.


Save Time!!! When you book our Incursion Package teachers will receive curriculum information, pre-working materials, assessment and activity ideas.

Your students will have the opportunity to learn in a safe space that’s engaging and interactive. It will open their eyes to the natural world and help them gain perspective.

Reptile Encounters’ presenters are tertiary qualified and trained to provide your class with a fun and educational program.
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