Northport K8 students welcome wildlife experts

Northport K-8 third graders welcomed representatives of  Treasure Coast Wildlife Sanctuary into
their outdoor classroom area to learn all about saving wildlife.  Students were
introduced to several types of owls including One Feather, a great horned owl.
Students learned that One Feather was stolen from his nest in Ocala National
forest in Florida 33 years ago.  One Feather was only a few days old
when he was taken so he never properly imprinted or learned how to be a great
horned owl.  He could never survive in the wilderness on his own.  Students
learned that owls see in black and white and have extremely sensitive night
vision.  They also learned that owls can turn their heads 170 degrees and are
most likey to be active at dawn and at dusk.  Northport K-8 third grade students
generated relative and analytical questions for the sanctuary representative.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist