2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 2N6
Phone: 905-761-6223 or Toll Free: 1-888-REPTILIA
Reptilia is a 25,000 square foot facility complete with 53 large reptile exhibits, venomous and non venomous nurseries and a theatre for live shows. Each species of reptile has their own home, with unique vegetation to imitate their natural habitats. The zoo houses over 200 different reptiles and amphibians including a 14 foot - 1,200 lb. Nile Crocodile and a 14 ft. King Cobra. With four reptile feedings every day, free live theatre shows or zoo keeper tours and a chance to interact with the reptiles, Reptilia would be very entertaining for students. Teachers can also visit free to preview the site before booking a field trip.
Reptilia offers 2 senior programs:
Grade Eleven - Classification and Diversity of Living Things
Scientists classify organisms according to a specific guideline established by Linnaeus. This classification system is used to organize species into workable groups of living things that are similar in many ways. This lesson focuses on the methods of classification, characteristics used in the classification of living things and biodiversity. Links to the anatomy and physiology strand of the grade 11 biology curriculum will be made in the context of Linnaean classification.
Grade Twelve - Evolutionary Theory
The theory of evolution is generally poorly understood by the general public because people tend to misunderstand the concept of survival of the fittest. Evolution is primarily about the way that an organisms environment poses selective pressures on it that either alter its form, function, and behaviour or cause it to become extinct. Population dynamics play a significant role in evolution. Therefore, this lesson will integrate aspects of the population dynamics strand of the grade 12 curriculum into a discussion of evolution.
We are excited to be going on a field trip to Reptilia on _________________________. Students are to be at school by 9:00a.m. and will return at approximately 2:45p.m. The cost of the trip is $25.00 which includes access to the facility, a guided program, a live hands-on show, and transportation. Students will need to bring a snack and lunch. We will be eating at the site. If you wish to volunteer and attend the field trip with us, please speak with your child’s teacher.
Fee: $25.00 CASH ONLY and Permission Slip
Field trip money and permission slips are due: _______________________________________
ample Permission Form
Photographic Scavenger Hunt
Your mission is to take pictures to show evidence of your understanding of concepts you have learned about the Class Reptilia. Each picture will use this statement:
I chose this picture to represent __________________________ because ________________________.
You will share a digital camera and be allowed to take up to 20 pictures.
The chart that follows should be used to help you keep track of the pictures you have taken.
After the field trip, you will be given 3 periods to design a presentation to communicate what you have learned. Some ideas are a poster, video, PowerPoint, etc… Consult with your teacher once you have chosen a method of communication. Presentations will be assessed with a rubric that we will create together in class, next week. The rubric will consist of the four areas of the achievement chart: knowledge & understanding, application, communication, and thinking & investigation.