Educational Programs

Assemblies, Classrooms, Camps, Libraries, Troop & Scout Meetings and More

Whether you're looking for a classroom presentation or a full scale assembly, we have designed educational, enriching, eye opening experiences that transform beliefs and transcend barriers making our programs ideal for schools and other group venues.

Not only do we put on a fantastic, engaging show, but we strive to deliver age appropriate content to align with the science content and standards for the California Public School Curriculum.

Please CALL (925) 362-3580 or EMAIL adventures@junglejames.com to confirm our availability on your presentation date.  Once you have confirmation that your date is available, complete our Educational Program Booking Form to plan your adventure.

 

CLASSROOM PROGRAMS (Groups of 30 or Less)

30 Minute, 45 Minute, and 1 Hour Programs

We presently have 4 classroom adventure packages to fit any schedule.  In the classroom, all students have the opportunity to observe and touch the majority of the animals.  We have great success helping students overcome personal barriers by interacting one-on-one with the animals, and personally addressing the children’s questions.

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Scaly Encounters - Reptile Program

Program 1 - 30 Minutes

We define what it means to be a reptile by discussing key characteristics and highlighting differences from other animals.  Features habitat displays, visual aids and live animals including:

  • Bearded Dragon - Australia
  • Blue-tongued Skink - Indonesia
  • Corn Snake - North America
  • Ball Python - Africa
  • Cherry Foot Tortoise - South America

Program 2 - 45 Minutes

Content from Package 1 plus:

  • A surprise animal
  • Plot the animals region of origin on a world map and incorporate geographic details
  • Additional time for animal handling and questions

Program 3 - 60 Minutes

Content from Packages 1 & 2 plus:

  • Show stopping Burmese Python - Southeast Asia
  • Class photo opportunity

 

Jungle Safari - Insect, Amphibian, & Reptile Program

Jungle Package I - 30 minutes

We visit continents across the world to discuss the role that insects, amphibians, and reptiles play in the animal kingdom. Features habitat displays, visual aids and live animals including:

  • Assorted Beetles - Asia
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches - Africa
  • Western Toads - North America
  • Bearded Dragon - Australia
  • Red Tailed Boa - South America

Jungle Package 2 - 45 Minutes

Content from Package 1 plus:

  • A surprise animal
  • Plot the animals region of origin on a world map and incorporate geographic details
  • Additional time for animal handling and questions

Jungle Package 3 - 60 Minutes

Content from Packages 1 & 2 plus:

  • Show stopping Burmese Python - Southeast Asia
  • Class photo opportunity

 

Invertebrates Program - 45 Minutes

Explore the fascinating world of insects, arachnids, and diplopods. You will be surprised by the amazing diversity and adaptations that these creatures have developed to survive. Come face to face with a tarantula, cockroach or beetle larva and find out why their camouflage is so important.  Animals may include:

  • Pinned insects (butterflies)
  • Walking sticks
  • Beetles box
  • Super worms
  • Cockroaches
  • Pretenders
  • Tarantula
  • Millipedes

 

Amphibian Program - 45 Minutes

Available in spring, fall, and winter months only.  Meet the first animals to walk on land.  With their soft skin and delicate nature, they represent an incredible segment of the animal population.  Swim, jump, crawl, and come face-to-face with some of the planet’s most sensitive creatures.  Animals may include:

  • Salamanders
  • Toads
  • Green Tree Frogs
  • Pac Man Frog
  • African bullfrog

 

ASSEMBLIES (Groups of 31-100)

40 Minute or 1 Hour Performances

Due to the size and scale of the assembly audience, the level of hands on interaction with the animals is more limited than our classroom presentations.  However, for those with a flair for adventure, we select volunteers from the audience to personally interact with the animals, plot the animal’s origin on a world map and provide feedback to students about their discoveries.  We adapt program content to various grade levels and lesson plans provided by educators.  Our upbeat and exciting assembly programs showcases reptiles from around the world.

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DELUXE ASSEMBLIES (Groups of 101 or More)

For very large groups we provide the ultimate animal viewing experience.  Our deluxe assembly package incorporates the use of audio/visual equipment to project our amazing creatures onto the big screen.  Magnifying the animals’ special features is a fantastic way for even the shyest students to maintain their distance while having a face-to-face experience with some of the coolest species on the planet.  The deluxe package can be selected for an assembly audience of any size, but is required for groups of 121 or more.

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