news

Rainforest vivarium unveiled

November 10, 2010, 4:13 am
Facebook0Twitter0Google+0LinkedIn0

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Biology unveiled its one-of-a-kind rainforest vivarium last week in the Thomas Family Health and Science Center. The vivarium is a self-contained display of live plants and animals and includes over 30 frogs representing four species found in the rainforests of Panama and Costa Rica.

Visitors from the community and those visiting for Homecoming & Family Weekend enjoyed a  behind-the-scenes look at the vivarium, games, children’s activities and stations with live animals such as salamanders, snakes and an alligator.

Chair of the NNU Department of Biology Dr. John Cossel said, “We are thrilled to be able to use this exhibit to introduce children and adults alike to the marvels of tropical rainforests.  We anticipate that over 1,000 school children will visit the vivarium annually.  Since many of these students will not ever visit a rain forest, this is a small attempt to bring the rainforest to them.”

Read articles from theIdaho Press Tribuneand theIdaho Statesmanhere.


Recent Articles

Local industry leaders congratulate NNU on ABET accreditation

September 2, 2015, 1:18 pm
Mark Durcan at NNU ABET event Monday, August 31, 2015, NNU celebrated the recent accreditation of its Bachelor…

Athletic News

September 2, 2015, 9:03 am
Click here to read the first edition of News, Nuggets & Updates,…

The Vault, Friesen South Gallery’s first fall 2015 show

August 31, 2015, 2:33 pm
The Flowering  8-31-15 The Vault shows work from NNU’s permanent collection by Darren Waterston and…

Faculty publish in research journal

August 31, 2015, 9:27 am
Curtis & Werth 2015 Dr. Heidi Curtis and Dr. Lori Werth have co-authored a research paper…

Search

  • Archive

  • Subscribe