Help in Naming Minnesota's State
Amphibian and Reptile

1.Write or call your state representative, senator, and the governor. If you do not know who your legislators are you can call the legislature at 296-2146 or 1-800-657-3550 or on the web at www.house.leg.state.mn.us or www.senate.leg.state.mn.us

Their mailing addresses:
Representatives :
Rep. (depends upon your district)
State Office Building 100 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Senators:
Sen. (depends upon your district)
State Capitol 75 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Governor:
Tim Pawlenty
State Capitol 75 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155

2.Have your children write letters or send drawings of Blanding’s Turtles and Northern Leopard Frogs to the same people.

3. Have your children get their class to write letters or send drawings to the Governor.

When you write your letters you can include some of the information on the reference sheets for the Blanding’s Turtle and Northern Leopard Frog. Include your own personal reasons. The letters do not have to be technical, but they should be original. Forms letters do not work.

How to get your school involved

1.Write or call your state representative, senator, and the governor. Drawings of Northern Leopard Frogs or Blanding’s Turtles could be sent by students to the legislatures. A large drawing could be sent by a class.

If you do not know who your legislators are you can call the legislature at 296-2146 or 1-800-657-3550 or on the web at www.house.leg.state.mn.us or www.senate.leg.state.mn.us

Their mailing addresses:
Representatives:
Rep. (depends upon your district)
State Office Building 100 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Senators:
Sen. (depends upon your district)
State Capitol 75 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Governor:
Gov. Ventura
State Capitol 75 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155

The process of naming a State Amphibian and Reptile can be used by a class to :

1. Increase their awareness of amphibians and reptiles and their habitats.
2. Increase their awareness of other conservation issues
3. Show how participatory government works, and the power of grass roots lobbying
4. Show how a bill becomes law

 

 

 

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