Wildlife Visit to Jefferson Elementary

Students touch snake in calss

What better way to finish off Science units on Animal Adaptations than a visit by real-life turtles and a snake!

Staff from the Thacher Nature Center visited Jefferson Elementary classrooms Thursday to share an Animal Superpowers activity. The lesson, which featured educators sharing furs, bones and antlers from wildlife, was a perfect fit for recent classroom discussions about animal camouflage and other traits animals use to survive in their habitat.

The biggest hit with students, however, was two different kinds of turtles (who competed in a fun race) and a snake that students got to see up close. Visiting educators answered students’ numerous thoughtful questions about the reptiles, which were rescued and now live at the nature center.

Thank you for visiting our students and creating such engaging science lessons for our students!

Students look at turtle