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Piping plover sister school project

December 5th, 2013

Dispatch from Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas
Sister School students of Amy Robert Primary School

Sister School students of Amy Roberts Primary School, Abaco, The Bahamas, working hard on their Piping Plover Unit!

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ continues to be extremely excited about our sister school project which links a school on Green Turtle Cay in Abaco, The Bahamas and one in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA through piping plover conservation. We particularly like how it is shaping up to be a multi-disciplinary educational initiative. Below is a report we received last week from Jan Russell, the project teacher from the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay:

Today was the first official in-class activity to start the Joint Piping Plover Unit.  On Monday the students were placed in groups based upon their strengths and identified cooperation skills. The first activity included a review of the Power Point presentation presented by Todd Pover and Stephanie Egger of CWFNJ when they visited us on November 5, 2013.  As each slide was presented, each group recorded a comment or question on a large sheet of poster paper.  The comments and questions will be used to develop our research direction and our final product choices.

Following the Power Point presentation, students viewed a YouTube Video about Piper Plovers and a Vimeo video created by a student, Megan Patchett. The class was also given the opportunity to see and read the CWFNJ Blog post documenting the visit to Green Turtle Cay.

The Piping Plover Unit combines Science (Interactions) and Social Studies (Biomes) curriculum guidelines.  Math (Metric and Standard Measurement Conversions) and Language Arts (Writing Process, Speaking, Technology) will also be covered during the research process. The Social Studies vocabulary for the Piping Plover Unit was introduced today as well.

CWFNJ and Friends of the Environment think the class deserves an A+ grade for their effort so far!


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