Explore some of the real life reptiles & amphibians that inspired many Pokemon. From prehistoric to modern day, these animals are truly amazing.

One day class; 60 minutes | AGES: 6-9, 10-14

Class Experience

In this course, we will learn about the real life inspirations of some of our favorite Pokemon. This course focuses on reptiles and amphibians that have inspired many Pokemon - from prehistoric to modern day.

Through this course, students will learn about many of these animals' evolutionary adaptations to their environments, defense mechanisms and other unique traits. Students will even start to see Pokemon in a more scientific way!

In addition to the presentation and interactive lecture, there will be some live amphibians and reptiles on display to see and ask questions about - including frogs, lizards, turtles and snakes!

Lastly, students are encouraged to design their own Pokemon based on their imaginations and the unique traits that they have learned in class!

Register, Ages 6-9 | Register, Ages 10-14


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

Tess Yaney

Tess Yaney

Amanda Sargent

Amanda Sargent

Brooke Clark

Brooke Clark

Ana Sparks

Ana Sparks

Abby Needell

Abby Needell

Carola Garcia Manzano

Carola Garcia Manzano

Henry Adams

Henry Adams

Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner

Leo Ware

Leo Ware