The entire third grade from Ruby Thomas Elementary School visited the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve over three days in December. HBVP staff provided classroom instruction about birds and an outdoor migration game. RRAS volunteers led the students on a bird walk around Pond One and helped students learn to identify some of the resident birds there.
Students were excited they could tell the difference between a Common Gallinule and an American Coot. They used a picture guide provided by the HBVP to determine that the bird they viewed through the spotting scope was a Black-crowned Night-Heron and not a Green Heron.
About 140 students were able to enjoy this learning experience because of the generosity of our RRAS members who purchased items from our silent auctions or donated directly to this activity. These funds are used to pay for bus transportation.
Thank you to the RRAS volunteers who were there to shepherd the students along on the bird walks - Jennifer Dudek, Paul Rodriguez, Doug Chang, Mandi Crinigan, Scott Clemson and Nancy Chang. Your donation of time opens the eyes and minds of these young students to the world around them. And a special thank you to our friends at the HBVP for their work with the students and the City of Henderson for this wonderful outdoor classroom.