Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Established in 1993, the Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources’ mission is to protect the region’s biodiversity and natural heritage for its inherent value and for the benefit of future generations by promoting open space preservation, conserving natural communities, and fostering

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Radical Reptiles


Program description

Turtles, snakes and lizards, oh my!  We will introduce some reptile friends from the Nature Center and learn what makes a reptile unique.

Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip
Subject: Other, Science
Population served: Grade 2, Grade 4, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Call to check on availability of educators.

Available times:

At your convenience.

Length of program: 45 min to 1 hour
Space / technical requirements:

Outdoor space and/or classroom


At your site or at the Reedy Creek Nature Center.

Fees / Ticketing:

The following prices are per class (max of 25 students): CMS at Reedy Creek Nature Center $30. Non CMS at Reedy Creek Nature Center $40.00.  Additional travel fee of $15 for programs at your site.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R4 – Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. We will learn technical terms for botanical and zoological species, types and processes.

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally. We will present and discuss information in various media formats, including hand-on exploration, outdoor oral presentation and digital media during our programs.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Science Standards:

K.L.1 – Investigate different types of the same kind of animals to distinguish individual differences, such as different turtles and snakes.

1.L.1 – Learn how different reptiles meet their basic needs of air, water, and food for energy and growth. Learn what they eat and how they grow. See the natural habitats in the nature preserve by walking the trails.

2.L.2 – Discover the life cycle of reptiles: Birth, developing into the adult, reproducing and life span.

4.L.1.2 – Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Program Refunds:

Refunds will be given (minus a 10% admin. fee) if cancellation notice is given at least 10 days in advance for Program Registrations.

There will be no refund if less than 10 days notice is given for Program Registrations.

The verified Main Contact is the only person who can withdraw a participant.

All refunds must be submitted via the Refund Request Form provided by Park and Recreation.

Customer should be aware that refunds take 10 days.