The Edu-Gator contest gives students in St. Johns County an opportunity to win a REAL LIVE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR for their classroom for an entire semester.

The class that receives the prize will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be up-close and personal with these often misunderstood animals.

The Edu-Gator contest is designed to engage students with science and encourage them to be creative with their entries. Students will need to select a Native Florida reptile and discuss the positive or negative impacts humans have had on this species. Students should tell us how they and their school can make a positive change to aid in the species’ conservation. Submissions can be in any format: poster, clay model, essay, music, video, or other.

For more information, call (904) 824-3337 or email

EduGator Contest at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm (American alligator)