Fourth-graders at a Skaneateles, N.Y., school are lobbying the State Assembly to make the wood frog the official state amphibian. Students learned about the frog during lessons on state history, and are researching and writing persuasive essays about the frog to prepare for the upcoming legislative session. "The kids are just really into it and really excited about being a part of the process," said state Sen. John DeFrancisco, who last week introduced a bill supporting the students' mission.

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