SHOWS

We're passionate believers in the idea that children are never too young to start learning about the natural world around them. This is the idea and philosophy behind our thrilling primary school incursions, which are curriculum focused and based around three core Reptile Encounters principles: Inspiration. Education. Conservation.

Our fantastic family of reptiles, invertebrates, marine life, mammals and birds provide the perfect way of introducing the youngsters to nature and educating them at the same time. Especially in today's world - with the growing disconnect between humans and nature - it’s essential to instil respect for nature at a very young age. And so our wildlife incursions do this at the same time as promoting the idea that conservation is absolutely vital to maintaining Australia’s rich biodiversity and beautiful wildlife.

We currently offer a choice between seven wonderful incursions:

Aqualife

Recommended for Level 5 to Level 6

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Australian Reptiles

Recommended for Foundation to Level 2.

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

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Feathers, Fur & Scales

Recommended for Level 3 to Level 4.

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

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Insects & Minibeasts

Recommended for Foundation to Level 2.

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

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Life Cycles

Recommended for Level 3 to Level 4

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Stars Of The Sea

Recommended for Level 3 to Level 4.

In this amazing show, students will get their hands wet learning about our fascinating marine life.

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Threatened & Endangered Species

Recommended for Level 5 to Level 6

This program aims to introduce students to some of Australia’s most threatened and endangered wildlife.

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WHY OUR SCHOOL INCURSIONS ROCK!

We introduce students and teachers to creatures they may never have even heard of. For instance, Pano, our 1.5m Yellow-spotted Minotor is sure to make your jaw drop! Or get up close and personal with Dave, our fluffy, Long-nosed Potoroo! What is a Potoor 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!

Conservation

  • Creating awareness by introducing audiences to Australia’s wildlife, including many threatened & endangered species.
  • 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.

Students

  • Students investigate living things with a tactile approach being able to see, hear, touch and hold native Australian wildlife.
  • Students have the opportunity to pose questions, reflect on their investigations and draw conclusions, while learning fun new information.
  • Create a lasting memory of being up close with Australia’s wildlife.

Teachers

  • 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.