Michael Shwedick and Banana Peel visited Washington District Elementary in Westmoreland County, Apri
Nature's Exciting and Exotic Creatures
Environment & Wildlife
Shwedick ably used his educational program to share his respect and admiration for the reptile world.
Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Staff Development Workshops
Conservation, Geography, Life Science, Live Animals, Oceanography, Poetry, Wildlife
Since 1970, Michael Shwedick has presented Reptile World programs to schools from Miami to Boston. The program gives students a chance to meet, in a non-threatening manner, a wide variety of live, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Dispelling many of the myths and misconceptions while teaching a greater appreciation and understanding for their ecological importance, Michael discusses the aspects, general characteristics, habitat, diet and growth potential of each animal.
The school program includes a rare awesome turtle, super tropical lizard, handsome American alligator, exciting African crocodile, a beautiful young anaconda, Mexican milk snake, giant Indian rock python and several native Virginia snakes!