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Outreach

 

 

HELPING OTHER STUDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL:

Several Grade 5 and 6 students are assisting with the Grade 1 and 2 Migration Club.  They deserve a big "THANK YOU" for their efforts!

 

Grade 6 helpers assisting younger students
as they navigate the Journey North website.

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HELPING THE MONARCHS, CRANES AND POLAR BEARS:

Just as we did last year, this fall we plan to engage in a letter-writing campaign, with students in other schools, to lobby companies to support the work of Operation MigrationThis year, we will also write letters in support of World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation.  Last year, Exxon Mobile responded to our letter-writing campaign by donating $2,500. to Operation Migration.

Two miles of travel expenses have already been donated to Operation Migration, in honour of Rama Central Students.  Margaret Black (staff advisor to Rama's migration clubs/groups) and her daughter are sponsoring the last mile before the "flyover event" in Dunnellon, Florida.  For the second year in a row, a very generous woman from Wisconsin has also donated a mile of travel expenses, in honour of Mrs. Black's students.


Our Whooping Crane tracking map,
with blue signs indicating miles of travel
sponsored in honour of Rama students


The sign recognizing Katherine Kemper's
sponsorship


Grade 3 students, Kris and Denver,
holding a thank you note for Ms. Kemper,
from migration club and enrichment students

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REACHING OUT TO OTHER STUDENTS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA:

This fall, students in Mrs. B's Grade 2 class and members of Mrs. Black's migration clubs and enrichment groups made paper "Symbolic Monarchs" to send to Mexico for the winter.  In the Spring, about the time the real monarchs return to our area, Journey North will send us paper monarchs made by students in other parts of North America, bearing messages from the students who made them and from the students in Mexico who kept them over the winter.  THANK YOU Journey North for coordinating this amazing goodwill initiative!!  :-)


Grade 1 and 2 club members creating Symbolic Monarchs


Mrs. B's Grade 2 students holding monarchs they made in class


Grade 3 enrichment group members creating monarchs


Grade 6 student, Emma, with her monarch


Some of our other Symbolic Monarchs


...and they're off to Mexico! 
The Post Mistress at the Washago Post Office
sends our first shipment of Symbolic Monarchs on its way

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SHARING OUR RESOURCES WITH PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS:

The Migration Project website, which is updated daily during fall migration, was designed as a resource for parents and teachers (and students too!)  It explains and illustrates all the elements of our migration-monitoring program and provides links to the online resources we use to study the migrations.

The Migration Project website is also the "launch pad" students at our school use when they are engaged in migration-monitoring activities in our computer lab.  Having all the web resources we need readily accessible through links on our own website saves time and aggravation by eliminating the need for students to type URLs into web browsers.

The Migration Project website is currently mirrored in two locations:

We hope our website assists you in catching a vision for this exciting project and in monitoring the migrations yourself, at home or in your school!

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