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Project brings students to the beach

Posted: Friday, Feb 1st, 2013

Sarah Babcock, 10, (second from left) and other students from Mount Madonna School take part in a beach clean up at Manresa State Beach Thursday with Save Our Shores. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian).

WATSONVILLE — Dozens of students from Mount Madonna School were on Manresa Beach Thursday morning, combing the sand for bits of trash and learning the harmful effects it can have on animals.

The fifth-graders and their kindergarten and pre-K “buddies” were there as part of the school’s year-long project to learn about the endangered California condor, to produce a final project at the end of it and, hopefully, build awareness of the giant bird’s plight.

Of course, being kids, they did heed the siren song of the beach, stopping occasionally to dig holes, throw sticks and examine the things they found.

The yearlong project on the endangered California condor helps the students connect all their subjects in a tangible way, said fifth-grade teacher Jessica Cambell.

For the complete article see the 02-02-2013 issue.

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