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La Crosse students lobby lawmakers to name tiny frog as state amphibian

by | Mar 9, 2020 | Stand Up for Public Education Blog | 0 comments

Children testify at a House hearing.

MADISON — La Crosse fourth-graders who heard spring peepers chirp from a school pond asked Wisconsin legislators to make the tiny frog the state amphibian, WKBT-TV reported.

The quest to have the peeper represent the state tied the environmental curriculum with studying how proposals become laws, teacher Kris Franzini told the newspaper.

Kids said their nervousness quickly abated.

“When I started talking, I was nervous,” Ian Honaker said. “But after awhile, I wasn’t.”

WisconsinEye has video of the children testifying.

Read the full story and watch the video at the TV station’s website.

The spring peeper, a small frog.

The spring peeper is a small frog found across Wisconsin.

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