Learn about some of the best lizard pets and how to care for them properly! Meet some of our LIVE ANIMAL lizard friends, learn about their specific needs, and what it would be like to keep one as a pet.

One day class; 60 minutes | AGES: 6-14

In this 60 minute class, we will talk about 5 families of lizards that make wonderful pets; and we will learn how to take care of them! We will learn where these lizards come from and what their behaviors are like. We will also discuss concepts like invasive species, defense strategies and how lizards shelter from predators.

We will also discover which lizards are diurnal versus nocturnal - and we will learn what these terms mean. We will discuss general care of our lizard friends, differences in their dietary needs, as well as how to observe and interact with our lizard friends in the wild.

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Critter Camp

Critter Camp

Critter Camp is largest and most popular program and is now available online! Online camp is intended for ages 3 - 18. Camps are kept small (15 students max) and is an exciting experience to learn about these fascinating animals.

Critter Camp @ Outschool

Snake Day!

Snake Day!

Mondays at Critter Camp is 'Salamander Day', Tuesdays are 'Frog Day', then turtles, lizards and then Friday is 'Snake Day' ... Snakes are a fascinating group of animals and Snake Day is a favorite among campers.

Critter Camp @ Outschool

Up close

Up close

Our in-person camps are filled with lots of safe, hands-on experiences. For virtual camps, our expert instructors allow campers to get up close views and watch as the animals eat and interact with the instructors.

Critter Camp @ Outschool

Campers Love Frogs!

Campers Love Frogs!

At the Amphibian Foundation, where the animals used for Critter Camp reside, we have over 200 reptiles and amphibians - many of them are frogs. We teach the campers how to safely handle these delicate animals - for the animals' safety as well as the campers'.

Critter Camp @ Outschool

Private Online Classes & Field Trips

To schedule an online event for your class, student, child, group, home-school group, or party, please fill out the request form below.

We are happy to work with you to develop custom online learning programs to suit your individual needs, such as:

  • Single Class
  • Week-long Classes
  • Weekly Classes
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • Birthday Partys and Events


Online Request Form

Upcoming Online Classes

Our dynamic and passionate Education staff have developed an exciting line-up of classes, camps & activities, and are always adding more! To see our upcoming classes on Outschool for this week and beyond, click the link below.

Upcoming Classes, Camps & Activities

Amphibian Foundation Reviews

Amphibian Foundation Class Reviews

Meet Crystal Mandica, Director of Education

Crystal Mandica

Crystal is a Co-Founder of the Amphibian Foundation, and the Director of Education. She works with her passionate team of Educators to develop and implement engaging educational programs with a conservation message.

Some of the highlights are Critter Camp, an aware-winning, week-long, exploration into the world of amphibians and reptiles, and our most recent initiative which is building and delivering dynamic online educational programs.

AF Online Educators

Carola Garcia Manzano

Carola Garcia Manzano

Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner

Abby Needell

Abby Needell

Amanda Sargent

Amanda Sargent

Ana Sparks

Ana Sparks

Tess Yaney

Tess Yaney

Leo Ware

Leo Ware

Brooke Clark

Brooke Clark

Henry Adams

Henry Adams