Students enjoy learning during ‘wild’ day at school

Osage City fourth-grade students in Jeff Whitmer’s science class got up close and personal while learning about local wildlife last week.

Park rangers Ted Craig, Eisenhower State Park, and Jacob Riley, Pomona State Park, showed the students skins, furs and bones from common animals found in this area.

A king snake climbs up park ranger Jacob Riley's arm during a presentation at Osage City Elementary School.

A king snake climbs up park ranger Jacob Riley’s arm during a presentation at Osage City Elementary School.

The rangers also let the kids touch two live king snakes, which are usually on exhibit at Eisenhower State Park.

The classroom presentation, which was part of Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s outreach, also served as an introduction to the community for Riley, who recently began his job at Pomona State Park.

 

 

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OCES fourth-graders reluctantly touch friendly king snakes shown by state park rangers Ted Craig, left, and Jacob Riley.

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