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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

Send us your feedback!

Are you using this kit online only? After using these materials in your classroom, please fill out our online feedback form.

Are you borrowing the kit bin from the Division of Fish & Wildlife office? Please be sure to fill out the feedback form and materials checklist (included in the bin) to ensure all items have been returned.