Sunday, June 7, 2009

End of School Year Programs in Full Swing

(Photo: Isabeau one of our education Bald Eagles visits West Elementary School in Antigo.)

Whew, we have been so busy doing the end of school year programs! Many times we have three a day. Considering REGI programs are done at schools all over the state and often in adjoining states, that is a real accomplishment. We also do field trips to the REGI facility. The interns get to play an active role in education programs. They gain experience on many levels from handling the birds, presenting parts of the program, and all kinds of fun things about children.

(Photos: Crestwood Elementary School in Antigo comes for a field trip.)

The photos are of some recent programs. We don't often get photos since we are holding the birds. If anyone would like to share some we would be delighted. We love the letters we receive from children after experiencing a visit from our education team. We hear from teachers that seeing the live birds stimulates children to want to know more. After a program the kids search out books about birds and the environment or go on line and do research to answer burning questions. That is one of the best compliments we can receive.

This year Crestwood Elementary first grade students took photos of their own while on the field trip. The photos are below. We think you will agree these children have talent in photography and a great eye.

Enjoy the photos of our very special "working birds" as they educate the kids about wild species.
Until next time, have a great day.
Marge Gibson 2009

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