ISU’s Insect Zoo paid a visit to Moore’s 3rd graders


Kelly was eager to capture his thoughts about the insects he just met.


Gabby had a great question about insects.


Jace, Tajohn, and Attila were first in line to touch “Rosie”, ISU Insect Zoo’s mascot tarantula.


Rosie the tarantula has met thousands of students as the mascot-including Moore’s very own Saige.


A little unsure about Rosie at first, Evie touched her on the way out.


Kenadi was working hard to take notes.


Michael and Kenadi weren’t too sure about touching a tarantula at first but they warmed up to her!

ISU’s Insect Zoo paid a visit to Mrs. Albright’s third grade class on October 30th. Students were excited to get up close and personal with lots of interesting insects. They got hands on with millipedes and hissing cockroaches and admired a scorpion from inside her cage. Every student had an opportunity to touch  Rosie, the “Zoo’s” mascot tarantula on the way out the door. Third graders had the opportunity to ask lots of fantastic questions and took notes to use later when reflecting about their favorite part of the visit. They learned about the many ways that insects keep our planet clean and how they impact the food we eat because they are pollinators. We were very proud to have ISU’s insect zoo visit us   and hope they can come back soon.

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