17 October 2018 Blogs

Celebrate Squirrel Awareness Month

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Squirrel Awareness Month began with a man named Greg Bassett who had an encounter with a squirrel in 1995. After that, he created the Squirrel Lover's Club to share information about these cute little critters with other people. Squirrels are part of the rodent family. There are over 250 different species of squirrels around the world. Some types of squirrels include tree squirrels, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks, prairie dogs, and more. Here is a sampling of our squirrel Animal Facts on SIRS Discoverer. When doing assignments on animals, direct your students to Animal Facts for all the information they need for an elementary-level research project.