Camelot Students Dissecting Frogs Without Harming Animals
Camelot Academy students are enhancing their biology studies and taking on frog dissections. Very different from the typical dissections that many are familiar with, new technology is allowing these students to conduct dissections virtually. Digital Frog, an interactive computer software, has been installed on computers at the school to teach students about dissections without actually touching animals. The program has been shown to teach anatomy better than a real animal dissection. Other programs will replace earthworm, fetal pig, and cat dissections in the coming months.
Camelot Academy, a transitional school in North Philadelphia is able to institute the Digital Frog program thanks to a grant from PETA. “PETA’s donation will allow Camelot Academy to modernize its curriculum and teach students to appreciate animals without harming them,” said PETA Director of Laboratory Investigations Justin Goodman.
Camelot Academy science teacher, Franklin Mims, who contacted PETA and applied for this grant said, “Students are sent to our school because of behavior issues, and we are charged with helping them get their lives back on track. Part of that curriculum must involve teaching them about the proper treatment of animals. We are grateful that PETA will help give us the opportunity to do that.”