3rd Grade Class Lobbies for State Insect

3rd Grade Class Lobbies for State Insect

Our 3rd grade class at SMCDS is trying to get the American Burying Beetle to become the state insect of Rhode Island. We studied the 50 states and we noticed that Rhode Island doesn’t have a state insect. The American Burying Beetle is endangered, and Block Island is supporting the last of them. Please help us spread the good news about the American Burying Beetle.

For example, did you know that?

The American Burying Beetle can smell a dead bird from two miles away.

The American Burying Beetle lays its eggs on a dead animal.

The American Burying Beetle is changing its habits.

The American Burying Beetle is the largest carrion beetle in North America.

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