With my upcoming move, I am hoping to do a lot more things, possibly start a small business doing educational programs using my animals. Now, I am thinking of also hosting a class (probably once a month) that if minimal charge (or free, if I can find a suitable location that I don't have to pay for) as an introduction to the very basics of reptile husbandry. I know many of the local pet shops would gladly hand out cards referring their customers. I'm intending to cover the basics, just so people can get their feet wet with herps, whether they are first-time owners, or just interested in the possibility of owning one, but want to learn a little more first. I'm hoping for a few hours (maybe 2-3 at most) to cover all of the following topics: Heating - Why heat gradients are important, appropriate heat sources for different types of reptile, etc. Lighting - Is your herp Nocturnal or Diurnal? Do they require UVB? Humidity - why it is important, how to get it right, balancing it with ventilation. Diet & Nutrition - the importance of proper diet, and results of improper diet. Calcium and other vitamin supplements. Also want to cover why F/T or P/K is so much safer than Live vertebrate prey for carnivorous reptiles. Common ailments, disease, parasites, and quarantine - Briefly discuss MBD, Mites, worms, stomatitis, RI's, etc. How they can occur, and how to prevent them. Enclosure layout - is your reptile arboreal? do they prefer to dig? how to lay out an adequate enclosure for your species. Dangers - things to avoid, from Pine, to calci-Sand, to Hot-Rocks, etc. I would intend to bring one of my herps to the class, as a demonstration, probably something small, so I can show how I have it set up, and why each feature is the way it is. There will be a lot of emphasis on learning the specifics of your species - this is just intended to give people a better understanding of things that may not have occurred to them before, and give them something to start with, and think on, and maybe help them to take better care of their herps. Can you guys think of any other important points I am leaving out (this is still just a brainstorm.)?