Classroom Reptile Pet Program

$825 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 42 months
Roaming Reptiles has launched a new initiative, The Classroom Reptile Pet Program, which we hope to make a viral program across the nation in the future. Both California and Central Florida locations will be participating in this program and we are in need of your help! Our objectives are to provide classrooms with one or two FREE reptile “pets” that can be kept, observed and studied inside their classrooms! We plan to offer them a full animal setup, as well as husbandry packets and full support for the animal (aside from the weekly husbandry, which will be their responsibility). However, there is a lot that goes into this. We need husbandry supplies, aquariums with locking lids of varying sizes for different species, advertising and more,

Some breeders and reptile rescues have stepped up to supply animals for this initiative, but the shipping and regular maintenance of the animals collectively will get rather expensive. We also will need help acquiring supplies. As reptile keepers, we all know how expensive it is to acquire a proper first setup for our animals. That’s why we’re reaching out to you!

Your financial contributions will help pay for shipping of animals from different facilities (rescues and breeders) across the U.S. to our two separate locations. It will also help cover travel expenses for delivering of the new setups and animals to their school classrooms where they will hopefully educate children on how amazing they are, why they don’t need to be feared and why they should be respected!

We will be releasing a quarterly assessment of your donations and the expenses which can be compared with the above total that you see was raised. Our objective is to expose as many children to these amazing animals as we possibly can. Let’s enrich their lives with something unique and interesting, and prevent our planet’s future from feeling that “the only good snake is a dead snake.” While we wish we could do this alone, we know we can’t and could use the support from the community.

Donations from breeders and product suppliers are greatly appreciated and would be a win/win situation for everyone! If you wish to offer animals or supplies, please contact us and let us know what you’re able to help with!

Thank you so much and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
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I just want to thank everyone who has helped share this fund raiser or the information pages found at http://roamingreptilesofcf.com/reptile-rescue/classroom-reptile-pet-program/ to help get the word out. It is very much appreciated. For those of you have donated, a very special "Thank you" goes out to you as well. Ultimately, this program will be a success BECAUSE of you.

We've been on the phone today with some teachers at several local child development centers about our Classroom Reptile Pet Program and a couple are definitely interested. We look forward to delivering their first classroom pet very soon! We are currently developing the husbandry packets to bring with the animals and we STILL need some sponsors if you're willing, to provide some 10-40 gallon aquariums and secure lids if possible. Anything functional is very much appreciated. Thank you again!
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Thank you everyone for visiting and your consideration of contributing. While they make you post a "goal amount", I think we all realize that with as many schools and educational facilities as there are in Florida alone, much less across the nation, that this will be on-going process. As such, I wish it to be noted that this is not a program from Roaming Reptiles only. This is very much a COMMUNITY effort to reach further than we ever have before to reach the minds and hearts of our America's youth and teach them about these fascinating and important animals.

Thank you all for your attention and consideration.
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$825 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 42 months
Created August 15, 2014
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$25
Anonymous
41 months ago
$25
Karen Niezgucki
42 months ago

wish it could be more.....love what your doing

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$500
Ty
42 months ago
$10
Anonymous
42 months ago
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$10
Rick Boschen III
42 months ago

I live in Orlando and would be happy to volunteer time as well.

TC
$40
Terry Coombs
42 months ago

Hoping this helps you get a little further to your goal, Brother!

$15
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42 months ago
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