10-22-2013 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
Wild About Birds Consultant for Imperial Estates Elementary

Discussion
The Wild About Birds Founder, Gina Holt, has been coming to Imperial Estates to present a program to the first grade students for seven (7) years.  The program will be held on February 7, 2014.  Ms. Holt explains what identifies a predator; outlining their characteristics and attributes which makes them birds of prey.  She also brings with her four (4) non-rehabilitative birds; Kestra, Screech Owl, Barred Owl and a Red Shoulder Hawk.  The presence of these birds captures the student's attention helping them to learn first-hand about the bird's habitat and their food chain which compliments their science unit on "living things".  She teaches the students not to approach an injured or wild animal due to their instinctual reaction.  The first grade team uses funds that are available to them from their walk-a-thon efforts to pay for this special guest. 

Recommendation
Approve the Wild About Birds consultant for Imperial Estates Elementary. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/8/2013
Consent after Information10/22/2013

Authority for Action
School Board Policy 6540

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Other Sources

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
13-14$250.00YES80001513000109800312000

Contact

Krista Finklea, Principal, Imperial Estates 267-1773

Dr. Laura Rhinehart, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826