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December Workshop – “Birds of Scales & Tails Utah”

December 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on December Workshop – “Birds of Scales & Tails Utah” | Posted in Scales And Tails
Did you know that Scales & Tails Utah has a new bird show? We call it Birds of the World! Come out for a special opportunity to meet all of our NEW bird stars including: “Chicken”, “Cheekie”, Chaquito, “Zorro”, “Mozart” and at least one of “The Three Stooges”! We have special guests from South America, Australia, Europe, and North America! Come learn about their habitats, their life styles, and their personalities! This will be a truly unique workshop that you won’t want to miss!!

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 19th @ 6:30pm

WHERE: Scales & Tails Utah – 3584 s. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119

COST: $5/child (parents free with paid child admission)


PLEASE RSVP to rindy@scalesandtailsutah.com

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Educational Programs

December 5th, 2012 | Comments Off on Educational Programs | Posted in Scales And Tails

Scales and Tails Utah is excited to offer new educational programming for public and charter schools across the Wasatch Front! These presentations are connected to the Utah Core Educational Standards. Our educators will provide an interactive, hands-on approach to learning, and will connect students to amazing wildlife and ecosystems across the world.  Programs are 45 minutes long, and will feature live animals from our unique and diverse collection of reptiles, amphibians and birds.


The following presentations can be scheduled. Prices and contact information are listed below.


Elementary School



1. Amazing Adaptations

-Learn about some fascinating characteristics that help animals survive in their environment.

2. Dinner Time

-What do animals eat, and how do they find their food? Find out with this presentation!

3. Utah Reptiles and Amphibians (not currently available)

-Utah is home to a unique variety of scaly and slimy animals. Will you recognize any of the reptiles and amphibians we share this home with?

4. Invaders!

-Environments are being invaded by species that do not belong. Learn why this is a problem and how it can be prevented.


Middle School



1. Reproduction and Inherited Traits

-This presentation will teach students how animals find a mate, how they reproduce, and how traits are passed from parents to offspring.

2. Invasive Species

-Similar to the elementary school presentation, this program will offer a more in-depth look at invasive species and the mechanisms by which they spread.

3. Humans and Nature

-Humans have a dramatic impact on the environment, for better or worse. Learn about some of the different ways people have affected the world around      them.


High School



1. Ecology

-Organisms interact with their environment in a variety of ways. This program will teach about these complex interactions and how plants and animals survive.

2. Animal Evolution

-Learn about the basics of natural selection, genetics, and heredity as it pertains to the rise of new species on the planet.

3. Classification and Taxonomy

-Students will learn about the hierarchical classification system put in place for organisms.


Pricing and Contact Information


Assembly Presentation

For one grade, up to 6 classes.

These presentations are designed to teach an entire grade level at once. They are less hands-on than the in-class presentations, but will teach the same Utah  Core Educational Standards based material.

Cost: $250

In-Class Presentations

Classes must be in the same grade, at the same location, and presentations must be on the same day.

The in-class presentations are very hands-on, and provide the best learning environment for our Utah Core Educational Standards based programming. Our educators will move from classroom to classroom.

Cost: $200 for the first presentation, $100 for each subsequent presentation.


These presentations are designed to teach a single grade level at a time.

Any teachers looking to book a school-wide assembly

should consider our Medium, Large  or Grand Combo Event Package (please click here)

To schedule a presentation, contact info@scalesandtailsutah.com or call 801-577-7182.


Mission Statement


Scales and Tails Utah promotes an appreciation for wildlife and for Earth’s ecosystems by providing

environmental awareness through quality educational programming.

Utah Core Educational Standards

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