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Reading program offers 'up close' with amphibians

By Aaron Moore
Published in News on July 13, 2012 1:46 PM

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Jan Tu shows off her reptiles and amphibian to a curious crowd at Fremont Library's summer reading program. The program was to encourage children to check out books about the animals. They got to see a bullfrog, salamander, box turtle, corn snake and a baby American alligator.

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Jan Tu, a science educator with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, raises an alligator away from her face when it started to flail while showing it to children and adults at the museum's reptiles and amphibians program at the Mount Olive Train Depot Thursday. The program also made stops at the Goldsboro and Fremont libraries as part of the summer reading program. Ms. Tu also brought several more of her friends from the museum with her, including a bullfrog, a snake and a turtle.

FREMONT -- Fremont Library welcomed children, parents and a live alligator to its summer reading program Thursday. There were several gasps and yells of delight as the children got to see and learn about turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders and,...

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