Reptile Discovery!

Professional References

Bruce Shwedick has presented the Reptile Discovery Program for schools, colleges and universities in forty states. These are just some of the schools that have utilized his programs:

Florida Atlantic University
Ocracoke School
Broward Community College
East Carolina University
Central Missouri State University
Wake Forest University
Dean Jr. College
Amherst College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Prince George's Community College
Harford Community College
Gainesville College
Suffolk County Community College
Rhode Island College
Marshall University
Daniel Webster College

Janie Howard Wilson Elementary
Garrisonville Elementary
Forest Lakes Elementary
Palm Harbor Elementary
Pine Castle Elementary
Carrollton Elementary
Bethesda Montessori
Jefferson Middle School
St. Stephens Catholic School
Pizzo Elementary School
Young Middle Magnet School
Roland Park Middle School
Lighthouse Christian Learning Ctr
Showell Elementary
Tampa Bay Blvd Elementary
The Vanguard School

Bruce Shwedick has also presented lectures at the following zoological parks, aquariums and museums:

National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
Knoxville Zoological Park, Knoxville, Tennessee
Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island, New York
Bergen County Zoo, Paramus, New Jersey
North Carolina Aquarium
Virginia Living Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Additional References:

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management Course: Instructor,
"Management Practices for (crocodile and alligator) Reproduction" 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005,  2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011. This professional development course for zoo keepers and aquarists is held each year at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, Inc. in St. Augustine, Florida.
IUCN/SSC World Conservation Union: Member of the Crocodile Specialist Group and US Regional Coordinator
of the CSG's Tomistoma Task Force. For additional information and to support conservation please visit:

Florida Cypress Gardens: Bruce Shwedick served as Curator of Reptiles from 1996 to 2001 and during that time presented over 3000 live programs.  He developed a breeding program for the Malayan Gharial, also known as the Tomistoma,an endangered crocodilian from Borneo and Sumatra. In 1999, the Malayan Gharials at Cypress Gardens produced offspring.  This was only the third time that this species has been bred successfully in the United States and it was the first hatching in fourteen years.


The Philippine crocodile, also known as the Mindoro croc, is one of the world's most endangered reptiles.
Photo by P. Brazaitis

Bruce and the Tomistoma
Photo by W. Harshaw



NBC (WRC-TV Washington, D.C.) REPTILE WORLD presents The American Alligator. Written and co-hosted by Bruce Shwedick

Nickelodeon’s “LIVEWIRE” taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York

“Morning Break” with Carol Randolph, Washington, D.C.

“Kelly and Company” Detroit, Michigan

“Jack Harris LIVE” Tampa, Florida

America’s Health Network “Ask the Veterinarian” regular featured guest, taped at

Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

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