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Posted by Animals for Education on April 14, 2001 at 22:36:48:
In Reply to: Herps in the classroom posted by John Meltzer-RJ Reptiles on April 13, 2001 at 04:24:20:
While I don't know the specific number or proportion of teachers who keep herps in the classroom, I do have a friend (a head science department teacher at a local high school) who keeps and breeds hundreds of various tarantulas and other arthropods in several classrooms (and other rooms) at the school. He even breeds and raises hundreds of mice (he's my primary source of these!) Though not herps (he has a handful of these - all mainstream species), the bug projects are exciting nonetheless.
Though not 'stationary classroom teachers' in the classical sense, our mobile educationl series features a great many live examples of herps and inverts (to many species to list here!)and of course, we frequent a great many classrooms.
Clink the link below for a small sample of the species we may feature in our presentations: