Introduction to Herpetology

Middle School Level

Junior Instructor: Alli the Reptile Overlord

This class explores the mysterious and often overlooked world of reptiles and amphibians, covering their characteristics, behavior, appearance, and more! Whether you like them, or maybe are a bit scared of them, this class will help you learn more about them. This class is intended for older elementary students, however, some reading passages may be more difficult and require adult assistance.

Topics covered in this workshop include an overview of reptile and amphibian characteristics in various groups, reptile and amphibian conservation, reptile and amphibian evolution, reptiles and amphibians in the environment, and how humans interact with reptiles and amphibians.


Required text:

  • There are no required books or materials for this class.



  • A true desire to respectfully build community among like-minded peers in a supportive manner.
  • Students must be able to actively participate in online discussion.
  • Please remember at Athena's Advanced Academy, parental involvement is necessary.


What to Expect in the Classroom:

Learning activities include communicating ideas, videos and multimedia, and web 2.0 tools to synthesize new concepts.


What to Expect in the Webinar:

Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Asynchronous/Recorded sessions are available for students with schedule conflicts. Students are asked to contribute to the live webinar by doing the following:

  • Actively participating (via the microphone) to the class discussion
  • Please note: Only students who are ready (or need minimal encouragement to become ready) to use the microphone in an online class should enroll.


Enrollment in this 8-week Junior Workshop includes free access to moderated discussion forums and Athena's Minecraft server. 

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Options are available.


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