Long Island Game Farm Announces Opening of Erik’s Reptile Edventure Discovery Center

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Show To Be Featured Throughout the Summer Season

(Manorville, NY)— On May 23, the Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo will unveil Erik’s Reptile Edventure Discovery Center to educate families and children on exotic amphibians and reptiles, including snakes, lizards, tarantulas, salamanders, and a variety of insects. Now, guests will have the opportunity to learn about these cold-blooded, mysterious creatures through Erik Callendar, of Erik’s Reptile Edventures, a charismatic reptile educator who has a passion for teaching children about reptile life.

Since 2006, Erik has been performing live reptile shows at schools and local events throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Madagascar. His mission is to share knowledge and academic growth to help preserve natural places in our world and cultivate a love for nature. In addition, Erik founded the non-profit organization, Wildlife Kids Club International, which builds Nature Education Centers to provide environmental education to children in the United State and in impoverished villages worldwide.

Erik’s Reptile Edventure Center will be located at the far end of the Game Farm. Children will get to meet over 10 species of animals and learn intriguing facts about each animal’s lifestyle from Erik’s experiences. Additionally, Erik’s Reptile Edventures will provide video sessions from all over the world. This activity will be extremely beneficial for children, due to the exciting, hands-on educational experience, which has proven to be the most efficient way to learn. Children should get ready for stimulating lessons on creepy crawlers!

Dates for Erik’s live shows are set for May 23, May 24, May 31, June 30, July 12, July 19, August 2, August 4, August 7, and August 9 — all scheduled at various times. Each live show will highlight different animals and their habitats. However, the Reptile Edventure Discovery Center will be open every day during the Game Farm’s summer season for guests to explore.

“We cannot wait to officially open Erik’s Reptile Edventure Discovery Center,” says Melinda Novak, Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. “He is an amazing reptile enthusiast who children love to watch. We know he will make learning fun for our young guests throughout his live shows.”

For more information about Erik’s Reptile Edventure Discovery Center at the Long Island Game Farm, please call (631) 878-6644 or visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.



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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.