Whew, summer went by so fast and now it is Back To School Time.
Have you been asked to hire the assembly show performers for your school this year? Students and teachers agree Reptiles Alive shows are toadally the BEST school assemblies of the year! Here are 5 easy steps to bring the fun and education to your school this year:
Step 1 – Choose your Date
Talk with the principal and/or anyone else who can help you find dates that will work for your Reptiles Alive visit. Be sure the room will be available and there are no other special events scheduled on your assembly day. It is always a good idea to have multiple dates in mind in case your first choice of a date is already booked up in our schedule.
Step 2 – Choose your School Assembly Show
We offer a variety of live reptile shows, each covering different themes. Our most popular school assembly is our general introduction to reptiles: “Reptiles Alive!” We also have shows covering specific habitats including “Rainforest Reptiles Alive!” “Desert Reptiles Alive!” and “Wetland Reptiles Alive!” The show “Backyard Reptiles Alive!” features animals found right here in the DC Metro area. All of our shows cover topics in the Common Core Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL’s) and our show “Ecosystems Alive!” is designed specifically with the Common Core Standards in mind. Two assembly shows that work great for October are “Snakes Alive!” and “Creepy Reptiles Alive!” Keep in mind we are also happy to create custom school assemblies to fit any special school unit or theme. To see a list with a description of each of our shows, check out our live animal shows for schools page.
Step 3 – Book with Reptiles Alive
At Reptiles Alive, our dates book up very quickly. The sooner you book with us, the more likely the date and times you want will be available in our schedule. To book your school assembly with us, fill out our booking request form or call us at 703 560-0257. Once we receive the information for your booking, we will email a Performance Agreement/Invoice for payment to confirm your reservation.
Step 4 – Preparing Teachers and Students for the Reptiles Alive assembly
Now that you have your Reptiles Alive show reserved, it is time to let teachers know about our visit. Use our custom E-Invitations to alert teachers about the upcoming assembly (there are template choices for party invites OR general events on this page). Be sure to send teachers links to all of our school assembly resource materials. A variety of teacher’s guides to our shows, reptile reference materials, lesson plans, craft ideas and more teacher resources are found on our Teacher’s Page. Reptile coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, mazes and crossword puzzles can be found on our Kid’s Page. And for more reptile fun, check out our Party Ideas Page for reptile games, crafts and even reptile food ideas!
Step 5 – Preparing on the day of the Reptiles Alive assembly
The Reptiles Alive Wildlife Educator will arrive approximately 30 minutes before the start time for your first show. Our Wildlife Educators are professionals with years of experience presenting school assemblies so they are great at getting everything set up quickly and efficiently. To help when we arrive, have a close parking spot open so we can safely load the live animals and other equipment to the assembly room. We bring our own cart to make the loading easier, so please let us know if there are any unavoidable stairs between our parking spot and the performance space. In the performance area we will need two tables and an electrical outlet nearby to set up our PA system. More information, including a diagram of how we set up, can be found on our Preparing for Your Reptiles Alive Show page.
All that’s left to do now is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Reptiles Alive show!
Ssssee you all this sssschool year!