Our Online Students & Teachers are partnering with OWCAP (Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership) for a Better World Day Food Drive. Please bring donations to the office by May 7, 2021.
Cessna: Peregrine Falcon
Cessna came to the Nature Center in May of 2013 from Justin Neighbors, an animal rehabilitator in Hurricane, Utah. Former Board Treasurer, David Malone, flew Nature Center staff members to Southern Utah in his private plane, a Cessna, to pick up this falcon and our Barn Owl. Nature Center staff and patrons named her after the aircraft that brought her here. A permanent dislocation of her right elbow joint lead to a wing amputation making it impossible for her to fly and catch food. In the wild, Peregrines eat pigeons and doves, waterfowl, songbirds, and waders. Here at ONC, Cessna enjoys quail and chicken. From the 1950s to the 1970s, peregrines became almost extinct due to DDT poisoning, hunting, and egg collection. Once the use of DDT was restricted, peregrines bred in captivity and released to the wild were able to reproduce. The peregrine falcon was removed from the U.S.Endangered Species list in 1999.
Our school collected over $250 to sponsor Cessna at Ogden Nature Center. This donation will help feed her for the next year. Families can visit her at the Nature Center and see "GreenWood" as her sponsor.
GreenWood students worked hard to earn and find "Change for Cessna". Ogden Nature Center created and provided this thoughtful video for our students to see Cessna. THANK YOU for all the donations and ENJOY!
We are working with Hannah Olsen, Miss Northern Utah, on a shoe drive. We have a collection of old and new shoes in the works and as you are spring cleaning, start collecting your shoes to donate! This begins April 12th and ends on April 30th. Her goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes. This is a service project she is working on as she prepares to run for Miss Utah. You can bring your shoes into the office.
Each year thousands of students from the EL Education network take action on Better World Day to contribute to their local communities, connect with each other, and celebrate meaningful student work. It’s a day where we get to experience school the way our students do every day: as a place where learning is the key to changing the world.Projects & Volunteer Opportunities
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