Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ACES and The Raptor Center - Educating our Future Leaders Together

The Raptor Center is proud to partner with ACES - Athletes Committed to Educating Students.  Every spring ACES partners with The Raptor Center for a hands-on unit learning about owls. The unit includes owl pellet dissection and creating awareness-building skits about raptors. It culminates with a service-learning project to design bookmarks with owl facts and pictures for the University of Minnesota Raptor Center to sell at their facility or give away at upcoming programs.

In return, educators from The Raptor Center visit ACES school sites and bring owls to further enhance students’ knowledge of and commitment to protecting the raptors in their community.
On March 18, the Jefferson Awards Lead 360 Challenge recognized ACES for winning 2nd place nationally in the Animal Rights Category with this service project.

We wanted to share just a few of the bookmarks made by fourth graders.  They have owl facts and drawings by these creative, future leaders who are keeping education going by sharing their new knowledge with others.

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