Fr. Michael Rothan gave a wonderful talk about how he got into the skeletry business, as well as how it's done. He had some great video footage that he shared with us as well as some examples of his work (see the photo of the 2-headed calf.) Then the really cool part began, when he got out a large snapping turtle that we all got to help him open up! A few squeamish adults left the room at that point, but even with 34 kids in attendance, everyone else who wanted to help with the dissection had the opportunity to do so. Everyone was so into it that the only slight problem we had was keeping everyone back far enough away from the table so that others could see what was going on.
Fr. Rothan, if you see this, please post a comment with the correct scientific term for skeletry. Skeletry, I can remember, but I've already forgotten the long technical term, and I know there are kids who would like to know.