Marshfield students get hands on experience with exotic animals
By Donovan Hill, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
Students in Marshfield stepped out of the classroom
on Tuesday and into a different kind of learning environment.
It's all a part of the Spring Education Week at the
More than 100 students had the chance to get up close and personal
with the exotic animals.
The student's reaction to everything from lizards and exotic
birds was certainly something to witness.
The hands on demonstrations were hosted by Nature's Niche
Exotic Animal Rescue.
Animal handlers spoke about the wildlife's habitats, natural
environments and the critters diets.
Organizers tell Newsline 9 that they typically see about 500
students per day, and about 2,500 total students throughout the week.
"It's about educating them, letting them get a hands on
approach to the animals as well as learning a little bit about the natural
history," said Dino Tlachac, Animal Handler for Nature's
Niche Exotic Animal Rescue.
Live animal demonstrations are scheduled for five different
times throughout the day.
The event is offered for free to the local area schools, and
is taking place through Thursday May, 3rd.