Lax Kxeen Elementary School students are shown a black and white Tegu by Tiffany Hutchings from Leanne’s Pet Shop. They were able to gently pet the creature after the presentation.

Lax Kxeen Elementary School students are shown a black and white Tegu by Tiffany Hutchings from Leanne’s Pet Shop. They were able to gently pet the creature after the presentation.

VIDEO and story: Snake and lizard day for students at Lax Kxeen

For a second year, students from Lax Kxeen Elementary School were privy to a snake and lizard show.




For a second year, students from Lax Kxeen Elementary School were privy to a snake and lizard show.

The scaly creatures were presented one by one to a library full of wide eyes. There was a ball python, a leopard gecko, a chameleon and a black and white Tegu with an active forked tongue.

The presenters were Tiffany Hutchings, from Leanne’s Pet Shop, along with Sean Offutt from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and 12-year-old junior presenter, Gwen MacDonald.

Snake Day is the initiative of teacher-librarian Kate Lyon.

“It’s been my goal to revitalize the library and turn it into a multi-purpose learning and communication space — not just a place to read.”

“Having guests (human or otherwise) visit our library provides hands-on learning that immediately engages students and allows for a far more rich and meaningful learning experience,” she said.

Students were given time to ask well-thought out questions and they were allowed to pet the black and white Tegu before heading back to class.

Check out the video at www.thenorthernview.com.