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Exotic Animals Make Appearance at Everett Elementary

 

 

Holding a bearded lizard, Everett second grader Sophia Green shows her peers how still it sits while supporting it with her hands.
Holding a bearded lizard, Everett second grader Sophia Green shows her peers how still it sits while supporting it with her hands.

 

Everett third grader Sawyer Brooks smiles after being shown how to hold an English Lop rabbit.
Everett third grader Sawyer Brooks smiles after being shown how to hold an English Lop rabbit.

 

Barn Hill Preserve, a free animal education program, offered students at Everett Elementary the unique experience of getting up close and personal with animals they may have never seen before.  The second and third grade students learned fun facts about a Pixie frog, bearded dragon, English Lop rabbit, two-toed sloth, King snake, and a Tegu lizard. The presenter made the program both educational and entertaining while allowing questions from the audience.

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Curiosity has Jennifer Dorsey, Everett third grade teacher, reaching out to pet a young sloth as it holds on to a wadded up blanket held by a Barn Hill live animal ambassador.