Australian Reptiles for Primary School - Reptile Encounters

Australian Reptiles for Primary School

Ever been up close with a snake? Turtle? Shingleback lizard? Whether it’s the first or millionth time, our reptile buddies will engage students with their amazing features and personalities, learning all about the weird and wonderful characteristics of Australian reptiles. If you’re unsure about which incursion to book, and we haven’t been to see you before, this is the perfect place to start.

Our Reptiles and Extra Guests

Here are just some of the animals students may get to meet in this reptilian adventure…

Cheryl - Spiny Leaf Stick Insect

The Spiny Leaf Stick Insect cleverly blends into its environment, looking just like a dry leaf and will even sway from side to side in order to mimic the breeze.

Kermit - Green Tree Frog

The Green Tree Frog is also known as the Dunny Frog as they like to hang out in the public toilets in Queensland where they’re found.

Tortellini - Murray River Turtle

The Murray River Turtle has a clever technique for breathing under water, they can breath through their bottom.

Russell - Shingleback Lizard

You may think it’s unfortunate but the Shingleback lizard appears to have two heads. He uses it as a decoy to confuse other animals.

Boof - Frilled Neck Dragon

One of Australia’s most iconic animals is the Frilled Neck Lizard, famous for their extremely impressive frills which they use to ward off predators.

Tammy - Woma Python

The Woma Python is found throughout desert habitats of central Australia and they actually feed on other reptiles.

Tiny - Olive Python

The Olive Python is the largest species of snake in Australia, reaching up to 6 metres in length and weighing up to 70 kilograms.

Charlie - Saltwater Crocodile

The Saltwater Crocodile is the largest living reptile on the planet, growing up to 7 metres and weighing in at a whopping 1.6 tonnes.


Curriculum Focus

Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met

Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves 

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