[PHOTO] St. Agnes Second Graders “Adopt” An Eagle

CLARK — For the third year, the second grade class at St. Agnes School in Clark has donated money to adopt an endangered animal from the World Wildlife Fund. This year, Mrs. Martinez’s class voted to adopt the American Bald Eagle, which they named “Freedom.”

After researching Freedom, his habitat, and the reasons why he is endangered, students are now working on writing letters to their friends and family so they can share that information. Next, the class will do their own research project on a chosen endangered animal. The goal is to inform people of the animals that were once largely populated and the reasons why the species is disappearing. Students also brainstorm ideas on how to help these animals in need, such as conserving their environment, creating less pollution, and no longer poaching for fur.

(Photo courtesy of Laura Wiese)

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