Chris Swarth, Director of the Vernal Pools Grasslands Reserve at UC Merced and a…

Chris Swarth, Director of the Vernal Pools Grasslands Reserve at UC Merced and a Project Scientist for the Natural Reserve System, visited the 7th and 8th grade classroom yesterday to talk about reptiles and amphibeans. He brought with him tadpoles, dragonfly, and other larvae that he scooped out of a pond near his home that very morning. Students enjoyed the chance to take a close look at the larvae he brought in.


Amphibeans up close
Chris Swarth, Director of the Vernal Pools Grasslands Reserve at UC Merced and a Project Scientist for the Natural Reserve System, visited the 7th and 8th grade classroom yesterday to talk about reptiles and amphibeans. He brought with him tadpoles, dragonfly, and other larvae that he scooped out of a pond near his home that very morning. Students enjoyed the chance to take a close look at the larvae he brought in.