Mesa County Library brings on the reptiles

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Some cold-blooded reptile visitors pay a visit to the Mesa County Library to wow Grand Valley kids into learning about science.

Parents and children piled in to grab a front row seat to the second to last Junior Scientist presentation of the season on Monday evening.

The focus of Monday night's show was reptiles you can find right here on the Western Slope.

Presenter, Dr. Paul Hampton of Colorado Mesa University brought along his snake and tortoise friends to demonstrate eating patterns of reptiles to curious minds of Grand Valley kids.

“Making observations leads to questions and then more questions and more questions and hopefully that will encourage them to read books and realize that math and things are important,” says Dr. Paul Hampton.

Hampton says that by exposing children to science early on he hopes to help prompt questions that will spark their interest in the sciences.

There's just one more presentation sponsored by the library before they switch over to their school schedule.

The event will feature tropical birds on Monday, August 25th at 6:30 P.M.

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