Science is Everywhere
Pets in the Classroom
An Australian desert reptile lives inside our classroom here in the cold, rainy Pacific Northwest. Groot the Bearded Dragon teaches students about herpetology, genetic diversity, and the effects of IR & UV radiation on cold-blooded animals. Like any hip Hood River lizard, Groot's favorite meal consists of live Argentinian dubia roaches with a side salad of fresh kale and arugula topped with local organic mealworms.