Thursday, December 22, 2011

Presentation to Balmville School 3rd graders

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk to the 3rd graders at Balmville Elementary school (Newburgh, NY) about the flora and fauna of New Zealand.  These students will be our pen-pals throughout our trip and their desire to learn about some of the charismatic plants and animals of New Zealand was awesome!  While the Kiwi was probably the star of the show (based upon the number of questions asked about this species), the students loved listening to the call of New Zealand's only native owl, the Morepork (guess what its call sounds like?!).  My students and I are really thrilled to be working with the 3rd grade teachers and students during our trip and I think everyone is looking forward to Skyping during the trip!

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