You captured our attention as we learned information about the habitats, eating habits, reproduction and development of all of your animals. You had a gentle manner while maintaining excellent control of your audience. --- 3rd Grade Teacher
The objective of R.E.P.T.I.L.E. is to entertain and educate students as to the origins, characteristics, adaptations and habitats of reptiles from around the world. Presentations are designed to expand the student's awareness of the important role reptiles have in the environment and the economy. These programs are interactive, hands-on learning opportunities designed to complement the natural science curriculum
R.E.P.T.I.L.E., Inc. is a "Green School" presenter under part (g) of Act No. 146 Public Acts of 2006.
Michael Brophy got his first snake when he was 17 years old. It was a baby boa constrictor. When it bit his little sister on feeding day, his mom told him the snake had to go and he could get another one when he moved out of the house.
Michael is the owner of R.E.P.T.I.L.E., Inc. He has been married for 30 years and has three daughters ages 26, 24 and 20. When his youngest daughter was 7, she decided to become a herpetologist and study reptiles and amphibians in the Brazilian rain forests. Michael and Mary purchased a White's Tree Frog, then a Leopard Gecko. Then Michael purchased a baby boa constrictor, something he had wanted to do since he moved out of his parent's house.
The aquariums began multiplying as the reptiles increased. Michael would bring his reptiles to his daughters' schools, thrilling students and adults alike. He met a middle school science teacher who, impressed with Michael's knowledge and interaction with students, suggested he start a business. Reptile Education Programs to Increase Learning Excitement, Inc. was formed.
Michael takes his reptiles to schools, libraries, birthday parties and even nursing homes to educate and dispel the fears that surround these misunderstood animals.