Teachers: Can they be eco-villains?

Releasing a newt after class may not be good for the environment

By Bethany Brookshire, 13:03 PM October 29, 2013

Many science teachers talk with their students about invasive species. They may talk about cases when foreign species have killed off the native species. They may even talk about how dangerous this is, and warn their students against releasing that pet python. But do these teachers practice what they preach? Many don’t, a study finds.

Classroom laboratory animals and pets can be a source of invasive species — animals that could compete with, and potentially overtake, native species. And teache...

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