Senate ED&A Committee Hears Bill to Proclaim the Daring Jumping Spider to be the State Spider of NH

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us


CONCORD – Yesterday, the Senate Executive Departments & Administration Committee heard HB 318, a bill to proclaim the daring jumping spider to be the state spider of New Hampshire. The bill is the result of study and research by a third-grade environmental science class at Hollis Primary School in Hollis, NH.


After the hearing, Senators Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester) and Sue Prentiss (D-West Lebanon) issued the following statement:


“We want to applaud the remarkable students who addressed our committee to build their case for proclaiming the daring jumping spider the state spider of New Hampshire. Not only was their testimony educational and persuasive, it was a pleasure to hear about the ways in which teachers and their students have creatively adapted approaches to education during the pandemic, which has taken away from children so many of the activities they would usually get to enjoy. We’re thrilled that these students were able to get outside and enjoy our state’s great outdoors while also learning about its wildlife, and ultimately becoming civically engaged with their state government to share what they’ve learned and make their case for the very impressive daring jumping spider.”


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