11-20-2012 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #34


Title
Wild About Birds Consultant for Imperial Estates Elementary

Discussion

The Wild About Birds Founder, Gina Holt, has been coming to Imperial Estates to enthrall the first grade students for six years.  Although the hour long presentation on February 8, 2013, seems to go by quickly she has a great deal of information to impart on the students.  Ms. Holt explains what identifies a predator; outlining their characteristics and attributes that makes them birds of prey.  She also brings with her four non-rehabilitative birds; Kestral, Screech Owl, Barred Owl and a Red Shoulder Hawk.  The mere presence of these birds  capture the students' attention helping them to learn first-hand about the bird's habitat and their food chain which ties perfectly into their science unit on "living things".  Furthermore she teaches the students not to approach an injured or wild animal due to their instinctual reaction.  More information about her program is available on her website www.wildaboutbirds.org. The first grade team uses money that is available to them from their walk a thon efforts to pay for this special guest which equates to about a dollar a student. 



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

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/23/2012
Consent after Information11/20/2012

Authority for Action
School Board Policy 6540

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Stephanie Archer, Principal, Imperial Estates, 267-1773

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826




Attachment:  Wild About Birds.pdf