Second Graders Study Owls

Mr. Larry Federman, Education Coordinator from the Audobon showing an owl to Ms. Larsen's 2nd grade classroom.

Second grade students in both Ms. Larson’s Cairo Elementary class and Mrs. Russell’s Durham Elementary class recently completed a unit on the study of owls. Both classrooms, who are pen pals with each other, had the privilege of hearing a presentation by Larry Federman, Education Coordinator from the Audobon, an organization whose mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Each student received his/her own owl pellet to dissect. Both classrooms discovered many different bones and used them (along with a bone sorting chart) to identify the animals that had been eaten by the owls. Mr. Federman also shared various owl skins, as well as the call of various owls that live in our community!

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Sophie Estep, Sabrina Maynard, Elena Budz, Miss Larsen, Jules Lamanec, Nate Webner

Above photo: Five fifth grade helpers joined Ms Larsen’s class...three of them (Elena, Jules, and Nate) dissected their own owl pellets when they were in Ms. Larsen’s second grade class three years ago!