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Posted by Jim on February 21, 1999 at 23:25:12:
In Reply to: Re: HERPS IN CLASSROOM please read...I just thought I'd like to share this w/you posted by Esther on February 21, 1999 at 17:43:14:
: Well, yeah, that's really nice if you can get it. Meanwhile, we're 200 textbooks short and we're going to have to xerox copies so that the kids can read their assignments and do HW. I think my colleagues would hit me over the HEAD with a herp if I suggested, "Let's spend thousands of $$ on lizards and snakes right now!"
I set up a aquarium for each of two teachers and stocked them with a pair of axolotls each. They have both laid eggs since and one batch has hatched and the other is coming along. The students enjoy these salamanders and learn about them and learn how to care for them. I took the project up on my own because it was requested. One of the teachers is my wife. I think that 40 different species of reptiles and amphibiums would be too much for one teacher to over see. I've learned from farming that you should start small and learn and grow. You learn from your mistakes and that way your mistakes are less expensive.