Live animals and plants are indispensable for learning about the natural world, but problematic when released into the environment. Whether at home or school they help to stimulate curiosity and promote respect for animals and
their ecosystems, as well as spark an interest in science and a general respect for life.
Unfortunately animals and plants from homes, classrooms and laboratories are often released into the wild. Fish, aquatic plants, crayfish, snails, salamanders, turtles, frogs, crabs, worms and insects are released regularly with devastating consequences.
Learn more in this weeks NIE page.
Issue Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016