WHO, WHO… guess WHO came to LES?
Loveland Elementary School (LES) Teacher Laura Johnstone knew exactly what she was wearing to school Tuesday, Oct. 14.
“It’s great isn’t it? Just perfect for our lesson today,” said Johnstone about her silver owl earrings and matching owl necklace.
She waited with anticipation in the lobby ready to greet her special visitors – and as soon as she saw the two women with RAPTOR Inc. with three large, white, official-looking cases in tow, excitement could not be contained.
“Here they are! They are here!”
Inside one third grade room where desks were turned to accommodate four classrooms of students, the enthusiasm that began with Johnstone in the lobby rippled through the aisles of young, inquisitive faces as one of the volunteers introduced the great horned owl.
It was amazing.
“This was our books brought to life,” said Johnstone. “My students recently finished a two-week unit of study on the subject of owls – this was a perfect complement to that lesson.”
Along with the great horned owl, students also saw a barn owl and a screech owl.
RAPTOR Inc. is a 501(c) 3 organization located in Milford, and dedicated to the preservation of birds of prey through rehabilitation, education and conservation. Holding state and federal permits, RAPTOR Inc. rehabilitates over 200 birds of prey annually and gives over 250 educational presentations each year to schools, libraries and special events to educate the public about birds of prey and the importance they play in our ecosystem. For more information visit: http://raptorinc.org/.