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Reptile and Amphibian Study- August Boy Scout Badge Day

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges.  Space is limited. Discounts may apply for groups of 6 or more.

August Topic: Reptile and Amphibian Study (pre #8)

Pre #8-  Do ONE of the following:
a. Maintain one or more reptiles or amphibians for at least a month. Record food accepted, eating methods, changes in coloration, shedding of skins, and general habits; or keep the eggs of a reptile from the time of laying until hatching; or keep the eggs of an amphibian from the time of laying until their transformation into tadpoles (frogs) or larvae (salamanders).
b. Choose a reptile or amphibian that you can observe at a local zoo, aquarium, nature center, or other such exhibit (such as your classroom or school). Study the specimen weekly for a period of three months. At each visit, sketch the specimen in its captive habitat and note any changes in its coloration, shedding of skins, and general habits and behavior. Find out, either from information you locate on your own or by talking to the caretaker, what this species eats and what are its native habitat and home range, preferred climate, average life expectancy, and natural predators. Also identify any human caused threats to its population and any laws that protect the species and its habitat. After the observation period, share what you have learned with your counselor.

Full Schedule Boy Scout Badge Days 2017

$30 per scout
$25 per member
Group discounts available for 6 more
Parents are welcome to stay, but will need to pay Park admission. Advanced registration and payment are required.

Please bring:
Good walking shoes

Please call 309-676-0998 ext 312 to reserve your spot today.


August 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Forest Hall