Science comes alive

Krystle Wagner • Oct 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Some Peach Plains Elementary School students had an up-close experience with several animals to start the week.

Science Alive visited the school Monday, and the Peach Plains students learned about and met a chinchilla, alligator, opossum, Burmese python and a sloth.

“They were cute,” said second-grader Erin Knittle.

The soft fur of the 2-year-old chinchilla made it the favorite animal for Owen Sikkema.

After explaining about each animal, Terri Neill of Science Alive gave the young students the opportunity to touch each one.

The children also had the chance to hold the Burmese python. Second-grader Libby Edinger said the snake was her favorite animal because it was “cool.”

“It was a little scary (holding the snake) because I’m not a fan of snakes,” she said. “But I’m proud of myself for letting it wrap around my neck.”

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