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Students at Monticello Elementary learned about wildlife during visit from RECC conservation agents

Monticello students enjoyed learning about reptiles


Agents from the South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (SKRECC) travelled to Monticello Elementary, bringing along several little friends. SKRECC Energy Advisor Chuck Ball and Biologist Chris Carpenter visited eight elementary school classrooms, giving young students the chance to learn about reptiles, amphibians and what they can do to protect wildlife.

As the SKRECC biologist, Carpenter helps protect endangered species and all animals during powerline work, while also hosting these educational programs.

SKRECC is dedicated to education in our community. Along with in-class programs like this one, SKRECC participates in Farm Day and 21st Century program demonstrations. They provide a grant known as their People Fund to the Wayne County High School FBLA. The SKRECC also grants scholarships and and the Washington Youth Tour travel experience to high school students.

The elementary school students who participated in the wildlife education day were invited to go to www.conservationclubhouse.com to take a quiz and earn a prize from the SKRECC.




Sara Crabtree holds an American toad


Jessie Diaz, Maria Hicks, and Elizabeth Dobbs inspect the toad


Isabella Carillo watches as a salamander slithers up Sara Crabtree's arm 

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Biologist Chris Carpenter demonstrates the proper technique for holding a turtle


Energy Advisor Chuck Ball drapes a non-poisonous snake around a student's neck


Chris Carpenter holds out a snake for students to observe


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