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Endangered Species Day

SAVE THE DATE, MAY 18th 5:30-7:30

9th Grade Arts, Media & Entertainment Pathway Project

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Traditional learning takes place in compartmentalized environments where English is done in English, science is done in science but this pathway project is different. Our 9th grade interdisciplinary Pathway project links research done in biology, oral presentation and argumentation done in English classes and photos/videos developed in the Photography and Video Production classes.

 

On May 18th, in connection with the National Endangered Species Day, our students will present their research, writing, photos and videos to the public in an after school event from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We invite you and your family to see a showcase of student work, learn about local conservation groups and see students receive awards and win prizes for their photography.

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

·       Thursday May 18th 5:30:7:30

·       Showcase of the student work

·       Student awards determined by a panel of experts

·       Photo Contest with Prizes

·       Kick off in the Media Center then travel to the “ecosystems” (200 Building)

·       Free food, Photo booth, and so much more.

 

BACKGROUND ON THE NATIONAL EVENT

On May 18, 2017, America will celebrate the 12th annual national Endangered Species Day. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. It recognizes the importance of endangered species and is an occasion to educate the public on how to protect them and to highlight endangered species success stories, including the recovery of the American bald eagle, the peregrine falcon, and the American alligator.

One reason for the nation’s success in protecting wildlife is the Endangered Species Act which has prevented the extinction of hundreds of species, including the gray wolf, the grizzly bear and the humpback whale. The Endangered Species Act provides a safety net for animals and plants on the brink of extinction.  

 

Endangered Species Day provides an opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of actions that we can take to help protect our nation’s wildlife, including building backyard wildlife habitat and supporting local efforts to clean up rivers, parks, and other natural areas.

 

We encourage everyone to do something to celebrate our nation’s commitment to protecting endangered species.  Protecting America’s wildlife today is a legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren, so that all Americans can experience the rich variety of native species that helps to define our nation.

SAVE THE DATE, MAY 18th 5:30-7:30