4-H Reptile Project
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4-H Reptile Project

  • Author(s): Borba, John
  • Diaz, Claudia
  • Horowitz, Marcel
  • Iaccopucci, Anne
  • Klisch, Shannon
  • Lewis, Kendra
  • Soule, Katherine
  • Worker, Steven
  • et al.

Through this project you can explore what kind of reptile fits into your families lifestyle an dhow to be an excellent caretaker of your lizards, snakes, turtles, or tortoises.

  • •Identify different species and their characteristics
  • •Learn about the selection, care, and needs of reptiles and the basic principles of their behavior
  • •Demonstrate care and management in feeding, handling, grooming, and fitting and showing
  • •Explore health regulations, first aid, and simple treatments
  • •Learn and practice the responsibilities that come with owning an animal
This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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