I was talking to day with a friend of mine in the Dominican Republic who was telling me that schools now commonly teach children about Hispaniola's endemic species such as the Solenodon. Needless to say, I find this sort of environmental education being implemented early on particularly impressive. I was wondering whether schools around the world have been or are currently doing the same and I thought I'd ask zoochatters about this. So is raising awareness of endemic species part of the school curriculum where you are from ? Did you learn about the endemic species of your country while at school ?