Monday, April 21, 2014
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A field trip your students can
sink their teeth into...
with Animal Planet's GATOR BOYS - Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle
Gator boys
Discovery Education and ESC Region 11, on behalf of all Texas ESCs, are excited to present Reptilian Adventure, a thrilling Virtual Field Trip for Texas elementary students. Join Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle, hosts of Animal Planet's GATOR BOYS, as they take your students behind the scenes of their hit television show while teaching them about the conservation necessary to protect the habitats of these misunderstood creatures and countless other species in the Florida Everglades.
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Thank you VBRICK!!!!

Lesson Plans and Activities
Lesson plans and activities, aligned to TEKS, are provided by Discovery Education.
Back channel
A live back channel will be available for teachers to submit their students' questions during the presentation.  It will be located here:

Please remember to tell us
who you are, where you are, and what grade you teach before asking your question!

IMPORTANT!! This event is available ONLY to Texas school districts that are members of their regional videoconferencing network.
It is available via interactive videoconferencing or a live web stream.
NO RECORDING is allowed.

Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle star on Animal Planet's hit series GATOR BOYS. Paul is a state licensed alligator trapper’s agent and Jimmy holds multiple state-issued permits to capture and exhibit wildlife. Operating "GATOR BOYS Alligator Rescue" in the Florida Everglades, Paul and Jimmy are considered experts in their field, removing nuisance alligators from public areas.  Unlike typical trappers, who often kill the alligators for their meat and hides, the GATOR BOYS release them unharmed into captivity.


No animals were harmed during filming of this presentation and all pre-recorded materials for the virtual field trip have been reviewed and approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  

You should never attempt any of the techniques you see on GATOR BOYS.  Hand-catching alligators is extremely dangerous and can be deadly if attempted by anybody other than a trained professional.  If you encounter a wild alligator, contact your local wildlife agency.

Brought to you by Discovery Education and Education Service Center Region 11 in partnership with Animal Planet.
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Contact: Pam Neven,, (817) 740-3607