Museum of Natural History visits The Jefferson School

October 5, 2013

Representatives from the Delaware Museum of Natural History recently visited The Jefferson School in Georgetown to engage students with live animals, museum specimens, and puppet shows. The program complemented The Jefferson School’s desert theme for the year, with students learning about American animals with an emphasis on desert animals.

Using a hands-on approach, the trained puppeteers taught students about the wonders of the natural world. Students met new animal friends with amazing and unusual desert adaptations. Third-grade student Abian “Abi” Cadenas-Dominguez said, “The best part was being able to feel the skins and furs. And the crocodile and beaver skulls were cool too!”

The Jefferson School, a nonsectarian, independent day school, is located on 43 wooded acres in Georgetown and strives to provide innovative, academic programs that foster an enthusiasm for learning. To learn more, contact Head of School Connie Hendricks at 302-856-3300 or go to

Delaware Museum of Natural History Education Assistant Jennifer Reynolds shows (l-r) Lathe Edelmann, Abian Cadenas-Dominguez, Natalie Benz and Kaitlin Eisenmann an armadillo mount for them to touch.