We thoroughly enjoyed your reptile presentation at our son's birthday party. Shane was so excited to be the "guest of honor" and really enjoyed learning about all the reptiles and seeing them up close.
All our guests were talking about the party for weeks afterward.
- Mother of 6 year old Shane
Your presentation was right on! My wife and I still wonder how you were able to get 14 (mostly boys) quiet for an hour. Parker continues to talk about Monty the Python and how gentle the snake was. For a boy who normally does not like to touch bugs, we were surprised at how comfortable you made him feel around this snake! We also appreciate the special attention you gave him at his 5th birthday party. You really made his day extra special.
- Father of 5 year old Parker
Thank you again for the excellent job you did at Will's birthday party. The children are still talking about Will's party at school - even the teachers know about it.
- Mother of 7 year old Will
Thanks for the spectacular show on Saturday! Everyone spoke highly on the quality presentation you put on and Dylan can't stop talking about his experience.
- Father of 11 year old Dylan
R.E.P.T.I.L.E. is the best program ever! All of my girlfriends loved it as much as I did. I liked all of the animals and I would have never known that snakes could be that gentle and loving. Mr. Brophy will definitely be asked to come to my birthday party again!!
- 10 year old Jillian
Michael Brophy had a great rapport with the youth and parents and provided a great educational program to the families of our community.
- Librarian, Youth Services
The children were in awe at what you had to show them, and how knowledgeable you are. As the children left, they asked when you would be back - another indication of a great program.
- Library Children's Services Coordinator
Thank you for the outstanding program! The library staff, the children and parents all enjoyed your presentation. We received many positive comments and appreciation for several days after the program. It was an informative, entertaining and fun evening. We especially appreciated the time you spent with the audience after your performance to give a hands-on experience to all who wanted it. We highly recommend you to our other libraries and look forward to having you back….
- Youth Services Librarian
There were more than 60 people in the room, from babies to their grandparents, but Mike kept everyone's attention and did as well handling the children as he did the animals.
Anyone hesitant to bring animals into their library or classroom can rest easy; the program was neat, efficient, professional, and friendly…. His knowledge of the animals was indeed matched by his compassion for them. Mike took great care with the children and adults who were a little squeamish about the reptiles. He made everyone comfortable by actively encouraging and reinforcing respect for everyone, animal and human.
I highly recommend Mike Brophy and R.E.P.T.I.L.E., Inc. We'll be inviting them back.
- Young Adult Paraprofessional
It is obvious you have a great affection for all your charges and are eager to share your interest with others. You and your menagerie have many new fans… We certainly plan on having you return to thrill us further.
- Youth Librarian
The information you presented on each reptile was age appropriate and sparked the interest of everyone in the audience (teachers and students alike).
Your calm demeanor, patience, humor and great respect for reptile species was a comfort to apprehensive children and a positive learning experience for all.
- Kindergarten teacher, Bloomfield Hills
I really enjoyed getting to become acquainted with your reptiles and it was an extremely memorable experience for me. The fact that you were so trusting with your pets and you let us handle them really took the presentation to a whole new level.
- 9th Grade student, Utica School District
I thought it was great that you allowed the students to be such a big part of your program. They really loved having the opportunity to touch and hold the reptiles. I felt very confident that you had considered all appropriate safety issues and the program was conducted in a professional manner.
I have had several guest speakers and programs in school for my students and I can say that this one was both my favorite and the best one that I have experienced.
- Science Educator, Utica School District
Mike Brophy and his animals were a huge hit in my classroom. They captivated my students' attention the entire time! It was a wonderful treat for my students (and parents!) to hold and pet the animals at the end of the presentation.
I would recommend Mr. Brophy for any teacher at any grade level who is interested in teaching a unit on reptiles.
- Elementary Teacher, Montessori School
Thanks so much for coming to present to my classes. Your presentation was humorous and laid back enough to appeal to young people yet extremely professional.
Your information was factual and accurate and helped dispel many unfortunate myths about reptiles.
Your up close and personal hands-on session allowed the more timid souls to confront and overcome their irrational fears and build courage while interacting with your critters. My students have only rave reviews for your very educational programs and want me to have you back yet this year.
- High School Instructor, Grosse Pointe Public Schools