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Lourdes Life Lab presents “Pets in the Classroom”


The Lourdes Life Lab presents a workshop for educators titled “Pets in the Classroom” on Thursday, January 12. The workshop will run from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Learning Center located on the Lourdes University campus in Sylvania. The discussion will be led by Marge Malinowski, Life lab Program Living Display Specialist and Technical Supervisor. Ms. Malinowski has over 12 years of experience caring for animals, specifically the residents of the Life Lab.

Lourdes students showed their love of animals on World Animal Day in October 2011.

Mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and other arthropods will be explained in detail. Educators in attendance will also learn about the benefits of plants in the classroom – including a cactus dish and “fairy gardens.”

The cost for attendance is $20 per person. To RSVP or for more information, contact Ms. Malinowski at 419-824-3767 or email .

The Lourdes Lib Lab is an interactive plant and animal learning laboratory with room for up to 30 students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Inside the laboratory, students encounter exotic birds, fresh and saltwater fish, frogs, turtles, and butterflies as they learn about the ecosystems in which they live. With a host of other woodland creatures living just outside its windows, Life Lab classes often take to the outdoors to observe the life-cycles of animals in their natural habitat. For more information, visit .


Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, organizational leadership and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Life Lab, Lifelong Learning and Theater Vision. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in baseball and men’s and women’s basketball, golf and volleyball. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Discover us online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.


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