Reptiland’s lecture services provide quality natural history programs to schools, universities, and other organizations. Our lecturers are people-oriented, expert naturalists who know how to captivate an audience – be it elementary or college level. We think you’ll agree there are no better quality nature programs available anywhere at any price.
Reptiles – This 45 to 60 minute program introduces audiences to the fascinating world of turtles, crocodilians, lizards and snakes. The program uses live reptiles from around the world: a tortoise, lizard, alligator and a variety of snakes including a large constrictor. The program covers the ecology and natural history of reptiles and audiences leave with a new appreciation for this maligned class of animals.
Tropical Rainforest – Nowhere on earth can a greater diversity of life forms be found than in the tropical rainforests that straddle the equator. Plants and animals are disappearing at an alarming rate as these forests are slashed and burned. This program is a celebration of rainforest diversity. Through the use of an assortment of live animals representing habitats from the canopy to the forest floor, and a poison-dart blowpipe demonstration, audiences are introduced to the excitement of jungle life.
Biodiversity - The variety in nature is staggering – scientists have identified about 1.75 million species of living things to date, and more are being discovered every year. Our biodiversity program introduces the interrelationships of living things with an exciting lineup of animals, including cockroaches, scorpion, rat, owl, giant toad, snake and bat. The show focuses on the importance of biodiversity, what threatens it, and what can be done to help protect it.
About the Presenters
Clyde Peeling lectures extensively throughout the United States and is a respected member of the zoological community. National Television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Jon Stewart Show, NBC Today Show and others. He brings a wealth of personal experience to his programs gained from decades of expeditions to Africa, India, the Galapagos Islands, and the South American Amazon Basin. His experience spans more than 40 years.
Chad Peeling has lectured to audiences about natural history for over 20 years. He spent his childhood exploring the unusual backyard at Reptiland, handling crocodilians and snakes before he could drive. He went on to earn a degree in Zoo Management, a self-designed major, from Susquehanna University. His background in biology and zoo experience combined with a talent for communicating to all age levels make him uniquely qualified to present unforgettable programs.
Collectively these lecturers have presented over 5,000 programs to elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and other audiences throughout the United States.
Reptiland Staff Lecturers are enthusiastic professional zoologists who perform hundreds of programs each year for Reptiland visitors of all ages. Our staff lecturers are also available for off-site programs at schools and other organizations.
Program Fees for Clyde or Chad Peeling
Primary and Secondary Schools: Single program – $750; Two programs back-to-back – $1,300.00. $550 for each additional program. Limited dates available.
Colleges, Universities, and other Organizations: Single program – $2,500.00; Two programs back-to-back – $3,500.00. Limited dates available.
Program Fees for Reptiland Staff Lecturers
Primary and Secondary Schools: Single program – $400.00; Two programs back-to-back – $650.00; Three programs back-to-back – $900.00. Limited dates available.
A travel fee of $0.50 per mile round trip from Allenwood, Pennsylvania applies for all programs.
Overnight lodging only when necessary (early-morning or late evening programs more than 150 miles from Allenwood, PA).
An additional fee of $50.00 applies to all weekend and evening programs (evening programs are those starting after 4:30pm).