A wild time
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Kimberly Wright, with Discovery Education, holds "Lucy," a snapping turtle, as Tortolita Middle School eighth-graders get a hands-on look at it. Students were shown and allowed to touch seven different animals.
A wild time
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Tortolita Middle School eighth-grader Silke Schoch last week pets the back of "Arlo," a hairy armadillo. Tortolita students won an exotic animal presentation and pizza party put on by Comcast, Discovery Education and the Science Channel.
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 am
Eighth-graders at Tortolita Middle School were treated to a
pizza party along with a hands-on animal presentation by Comcast,
Discovery Education and the Science Channel.
Last Thursday, animal handler Kimberly Wright brought in several
animals — a hedgehog, gray fox, snapping turtle, porcupine, hairy
armadillo, kinkajoo and an alligator.
The students were treated to the presentation and pizza party
after they won first place in the “Science Matters!” contest.
Last year, students wrote a song and music explaining why
science is important and why it matters to them. Tortolia Middle
School was one of five first-place winners in the nationwide
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 am.