Jane Deming was holding a bearded dragon, a small reptile from Australia. She said the cold-blooded animal needed to be kept warm, and when she said that it was about 12 years old and nearing the end of its lifespan, her audience of Block Island School science students had a strong reaction.
“His liver is failing,” Deming said, and the students groaned in sympathy.
Deming was at the Block Island School to instill the idea into the students that the closer people are to nature, the better human beings will understand it. She
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