Next year I start a new position as Head of Environmental Education at my school. I will oversee a large outdoor area, a small indoor area and some native bees (Trigona), goldfish and hens. (The goldfish are in a lovely formal pond, but you never see them.) A blue tongue lives in the garden, but it is rarely seen. Plenty of skinks. Frogs occasionally move into the goldfish pond for a couple of weeks. Students from preschool to year 12 use the facility. I had a scientific license in a previous school and kept a big Murray-Darling Python in my classroom. He was a big hit. I would like to expand the variety of animals to use for education. Some ideas include putting out water barrels to provide more frog habitat. Moving my Stimson from home to the indoor area (license transfer) Setting up a big aquarium with native fish, so that the kids can see them phasmid enclosure I welcome feedback and advice from those who keep animals in a natural setting. My experience is all with indoor enclosures or just enjoying natural wildlife. This is in Sydney, so any outdoor herps need to be able to cope with winters given only basic assistance. I also need animals that can handle minimal care during school holidays. The hens are cared for by staff on short breaks and get re-homed over the summer. Goldfish do fine eating algae.