About Us



Since 2006 Erik's Reptile Edventures has brought nature into the classrooms of hundreds of schools, libraries, and events through out the New York Tri- State area, and internationally in; Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Madagascar, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia!

  • The Director/ owner- Erik Callender has a true passion and love for nature that goes beyond the presentation. Since discovering tadpoles at the age of 6 years during a trip to Bear Mountain, he has continued to follow his dreams to "work with animals" and share his love for nature with others. In 2006 immediately after graduating Stony Brook University, he followed his dreams, and began Erik's Reptile Edventures !

Bringing Classrooms into The Wild since 2011


Since  July 22, 2017 Erik's Reptile Edventures has  (officially) moved from bringing LIVE animals into the classrooms to bringing classrooms nationwide into the wild ! 

This experience has been taking place since 2011 and now is taking root in school systems through the North America and abroad.  

 From Madagascar to Borneo; from the Everglades in Florida to the wetlands of New York, you can now join Erik online in real time via Skype or Zoom to see and learn about animals in their native habitats. 

Be part of this Mission to share nature


It is our mission to inspire children and adults to enjoy and respect nature