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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May's Environmental Super Hero Project - A Visit to LSNC

Several months ago, the children did something really wonderful - they raised enough money from their "Bake Sale for the Birdies" to sponsor two raptors at the Leslie Science and Nature Center. I believe this was our most successful bake sale yet. Beyond that, students learned a lot about these amazing creatures by doing research, and made gorgeous drawings of each raptor. They bravely got up at a Friday morning meeting to talk about happened to the raptors that made it necessary for them to stay at the nature center. Most of the birds will be there for the rest of their lifetimes, as they can no longer survive in the wild due to some sort of accident that left them unable to care for themselves.

Today, we got a chance to finally meet "our" raptors, along with the other residents at LSNC. We spent the afternoon enjoying the sunshine and making some sketches. We also proudly noticed the little metal tag signifying that our class adopted two of the owls.

If you would like to go back to the Nature Center this weekend, they have a special event on Saturday. You too will get to meet all of the raptors, including the two your children worked so hard to sponsor. Please make note:

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages
Join LSNC raptor staff for feeding time for the birds. During this hour, watch staff prepare and give scrumptious raptor food — and yes, that does mean dead mice and rats!- to the birds housed on our site, including wild owls, hawks and eagles.  This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior… eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, and discover more about bird anatomy. Come join our raptor staff, and ask questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them!

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