The Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary presented conservation programs to four kindergarten classes at Tommie Barfield Elementary, five kindergarten classes at Manatee Elementary, the pre-K classes at St. Mark’s Episcopal, and the Marco Island YMCA. The children learned about protecting wildlife, the significance of Earth Day, and basic conservation practices. Each child received a 7” stuffed bald eagle at the end of the presentation. The outreach program was well received by the children and rated excellent by the teachers.
A sincere thank you to Board Member Curt Witthoff and volunteer Kathryn Rogers for their excellent assistance and participation in making this educational program a great success.