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.
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