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Critter Kits: Scales and Slime

Rhode Island is home to nearly 40 species of reptiles and amphibians, also known as herps! With the materials in this kit, you can introduce your students to these scaly, slimy, and secretive creatures, the conservation work being done to protect them, and how everyone can be a "Herp Hero."

What’s included in this kit?

  • Information about Rhode Island’s herps
  • Information on current herp conservation work in Rhode Island
  • Resources on how to help herps
  • Sample lesson plans
  • PowerPoints
  • Photos and videos
  • Show and tell items
  • Fun herp-related activities
 

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Scales and Slime Educator Packet

Next Generation Science Standards

The material covered in the Rhody Critter Kits aligns with the following standards:

LS1A Structure and Function
LS2A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4C Adaptation
LS4D Biodiversity and Humans
ESS3A Natural Resources
ES3C Human Impacts on Earth Systems
   

Critter Kit Lending Policy:

Critter Kits are available to borrow for 2 weeks at a time. To reserve a kit, click the button below to view available dates and then fill out our reservation form to request a kit. Once your reservation has been confirmed, your selected kit can be picked up any time during your reservation period from the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife headquarters at the Great Swamp Management: 277 Great Neck Road, West Kingston, RI 02892.

Wildlife Outreach staff will pick up the kit at your school or organization on the Friday morning of the second week. Please have the kit ready for pick up with a signed copy of the kit checklist confirming all items have been returned (checklist included with the kit). If in a school facility, we can pick up the kit in the school’s main office so that our staff does not interrupt your teaching schedule when picking up the kit.

Reserve a Critter Kit

Send us your feedback!

Are you using this kit online only or have you borrowed a kit to use in your classroom? We want your feedback! We're always working to make our kits better. Please provide your thoughts using our online form.

Critter Kits Feedback Form

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff are happy to help provide any support you need! Email gabrielle.demeillon@dem.ri.gov.