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SciTV Session 2

Tish cameraWe are starting the second session of SciTV this week. We will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:45.

The focus of the show is “REPTILES”. We are discussing what a reptile is–you might be surprised to find out the definition of a reptile. Reptiles in film, turtles, intelligence in reptiles and of course dinosaurs.

You will learn how to work professional quality cameras, do some acting, writing, and collaborating with some interesting folks!

Come join us! Contact Ms. Provencher and/or Mr. Ireland for the details.
PS this program covers missed absences!

Horace

spinning turtleHorce thinks he is Gamera*!

*Gamera (ガメラ?) is a Kaiju (Japanese giant monster) created by the Daiei Motion Picture Company in the 1960s.

This tremendously large turtle like creature that is capable of walking on two legs and flying although he has been known to walk like a normal quadruped, like Horace.

GameraHe has the ability to manipulate objects with his forefeet, just like Horace and his mouth is filled with teeth, unlike Horace, but much like the prehistoric turtles Odontochelys prehistoric turtle2

– plus he has a pair of large tusks protruding upward from the lower jaws. Horace has to make do with those ginormous front claws. They are great for ripping apart one of his favorite prey: grapes.

Thanks to Jenny for the photograph.

Horace the Red-Eared Slider

red eared sliderThe female turtles have shorter less pointy heads and the males have fairly long necks. When you can see their long claws/nails it is most likely a male if they have rather short claws, almost invisible it’s most likely a female. Also the males have longer tails.

-Kaylee and Talia