2nd grade was lucky enough to have a visit from The Living Planet Aquarium and a few of their animals on May 15th. It was really exciting and lots of fun!
Jekka and Sean from the aquarium taught and showed us animals from different countries, and taught us about the importance of plants and animals in our ecosystem. We learned that the rainforest plays an important role in our world.
We started in Asia, where we saw a Crocodile Skink and a Blood Python. The skink was rough and had hard scales. The snake was smooth, slippery and creepy.
After learning about the animals from Asia, we pretended to fly planes to Australia where we met our next couple of animals. The first was a White’s Tree Frog. We weren’t able to pet it, but we could see that it was white and slimy looking. Then we got to see the Crested Gecko.
We then chose our favorite African animal we knew about and traveled there the way those animals travel. When we got there we saw a Hissing Cockroach. We learned the way they are able to hiss and the reasons they hiss.
Lastly, we danced our way to North and South America where we saw a Rainbow Boa. It had unique colors and we learned why they are colorful on top and white on the bottom.
We had lots of fun learning and petting the animals that we don’t get to see every day. Thank you to The Living Planet Aquarium and thank you to Jekka and Sean for coming to our school!