When most people see roadkill, they drive right on by. For some students at Croswell-Lexington High, they see a school assignment. The Croswell, Michigan school is offering a class in taxidermy. Kids enrolled in the class have to bring dead animals they’ve hunted, trapped or found dead and roadkill counts.
The craziest part? The class is extremely popular. The first two sections of the class has 60 students and kids had to be turned away. Senior Matt Barker explains, “This is one of the best classes that I’ve had, because it’s a very hands-on class.” Mieyah Brenton knows some people think the class is gross, but “it’s just kind of something that’s cool to learn, especially if you like biology.”
Teacher Kyle Tubbs, who owns a taxidermy business, figures taxidermy fits in with the other science classes offered. “I never thought that it would be this popular and (have) this much interest,” he explains. “It’s just really cool for me, doing taxidermy and as a teacher, to see the interest that we have with this class.”
Source: Associated Press