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Protecting Animals: Earth Day 2019

This year our Earth Day theme focused on protecting animals on planet earth. Over the last several months we looked at worldwide¬†conservation efforts, how animals’ populations are¬†interconnected with their habitat’s health, and threats facing animals. We investigated these topics through a series of school activities, speakers, and field trips.

Last Friday, we celebrated Earth Day with a wide array of animal-related activities.

Highlights included:

-Meeting/seeing various animals, including the following: alligator, Burmese python, armadillo, lynx, tamandua, sloth, hedgehog, ringtail lemur, possum, and a snapping turtle (Thanks to Safari Encounters)

-Learning interesting facts about animals from a presentation by Safari Encounters

-Taking action through art by: designing animal stamps, signing petitions to support endangered species, making public service announcement videos, and other activities

-Conducting a bake sale to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund

-Watching films related to protecting animals and our planet

To learn more about Safari Encounters, please visit: https://www.safariencounters.org/