Our 5th Graders spent the last month of Science Lab learning about classification and snake identification, then took that knowledge to Mrs. Pascual's Lab to create their own content to pass that knowledge down to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. Snakes ARE a reality in the summertime in GA, and while it is important for us to keep safe, snakes are a very important and valuable part of the ecosystem, the web of life.
From 365 Atlanta Family:
Snakes In Georgia: The Good, The Bad…And The TRUTH
LAST UPDATED: 05/25/2017
You’ve seen the headlines recently, right?
- Copperhead snake bites on the rise in Georgia (May 18, 2017 Fox News)
- Snake Bites Began Early in 2017; Copperheads Posing Threat (May 14, 2017 US News)
- Snakebites in Georgia up 40 to 50 percent this year (May 11, 2017 WSB)
These stories felt like sensational journalism…a common scare tactic. So, I reached out to my friends at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites who put me in touch with the Wildlife Resources Division, their sister agency in the Department of Natural Resources.
Our hunch was right…
Here’s the real, honest truth… https://365atlantafamily.com/snakes-in-georgia/#.WSwZCYjyuM9