Erik’s Reptile Edventures Visit Boyd

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Students of James H. Boyd Intermediate School took part in an interactive learning program that allowed them to “travel” around the world and explore many species of animals. Six years ago, Erik Callendar turned his passion for animals, specifically reptiles, into the educational program experienced by the students of Boyd, known as Erik’s Reptile Edventures.  
    
The self-proclaimed Reptile Edventurer brought with him twelve species of animals, including snakes, tree frogs, lizards, toads, salamanders, turtles, and an American alligator named Walley. Students learned about the animals’ habitats, eating preferences, and means of communication, as well as the adaptations that allow them to survive in the wild.  
    
Students were able to physically connect with animals they have only had the opportunity to read about.