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Radical Reptilia (Primary)


Radical Reptilia is the fourth series in the 2019-2020 Zoo home-school curriculum exploring Terrific Taxonomy. This year, our home-school students will explore the biological classification system that groups and categorizes all living things.

Each five-week series will focus on a different class of animals, digging deep into the features and elements which define it and exploring a different group within that class each week. Students will develop a rich picture of the variety of animals within the Animal Kingdom and how zoologists and conservation scientists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo use biological taxonomy to care for and help save species. Students may sign up for individual series or for all five series.

Radical Reptilia: Meet the coolest creatures in the Kingdom! From lounging lizards to sssensational snakes, there’s nothing to fear from the cold-blooded critters of the Reptile Discovery Center. Join us as we “croc” open the hidden worlds of reptiles and explore some of the incredible efforts underway at the Zoo to save turtles, crocodiles and others from extinction. 

The primary section of Radical Reptilia is appropriate for ages 5-8 and is a drop-off program. Children do not need to be independent readers and writers to enjoy class activities. 

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Age range: 5 - 8

Class Sessions

Date(s): Monday, March 2 to Monday, March 30 (class meets on Monday)
Time: 10:03 am to 12:03 pm