Becoming One with Nature

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Students of all grade levels from Idle Hour Elementary School recently enhanced their knowledge of the world’s rainforests and its inhabitants during a visit from Barb Whittamore of the Wildlife Encounters, a Wildlife Education Program in Nebraska. During Ms. Whittamore’s visit, she shed light onto the multiple layers of the South American rainforests which include the forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent layers. Student-volunteers were given the opportunity to interact with creatures such as “Jedi” the Blue-Tongued Skink, “Axel” the Red-Footed Tortoise and “Zeus” the Argentine Black and White Tegu.