First graders from Joaquin Miller Elementary School in Oakland visited the Junior Center of Art and Science on Thursday, in Oakland, for a lesson on reptiles and other animals.

First graders from Joaquin Miller School in Oakland, Calif. get a hands-on visit with an African Schneider skink at the Junior Center of Art and Science
First graders from Joaquin Miller School in Oakland, Calif. get a hands-on visit with an African Schneider skink at the Junior Center of Art and Science near Lake Merritt, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in Oakland. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)