GS Greets Animals From Across the World
Ruth Kornblatt-Stier

On Friday, February 26, the Grammar School participated in an exciting, virtual animal assembly with Collin Davis of The Nature Company, a Brooklyn-based animal education program. Mr. Davis introduced the Grammar School to four different animals from three different continents.

Despite the virtual format, the Grammar School had an extremely interactive experience with the animals, first meeting Citrus the bearded dragon from Australia. Students learned that the behavior of spending most of her days resting and sitting in the sun allows her to thrive in an intense desert environment. One student asked whether or not Citrus feels emotions, and Mr. Davis explained, “Bearded dragons are actually great at using body language and nonverbal communication to show how they feel. They shake their heads from side to side if they’re upset, or they puff out their beard and chest to show that they’re really angry. They’ll even move their arms around in a circle like a wave to say ‘I’m sorry.’”

Next, the students got the chance to meet Alice the eastern box turtle, who is a 35-year-old native of Central Park! They also got a chance to meet Petey the non-venomous northern pine snake and Anya the Andean chinchilla. 

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