Students Raise Money to Help the Earth

June 11, 2010

From fourth-grade teacher Susan Gittinger –


Our AMAZING Holy Cross fourth-grade scientists raised $1,176 for rainforest and species protection! The money goes to the Earth’s Birthday project.

This is the same place from which we order our butterflies. This year we are protecting acres of forest at a site in the Columbian Choco. It is the wettest rainforest in the world with the single greatest concentration of native birds, frogs, butterflies and orchids on earth.  It is home for many endangered species and an essential link for the Awa people, which we read about in our science book.

We are also protecting nesting/hatchling sites for leatherback turtles on Playa Grande in Costa Rica. One of the endangered animal projects the kids did was on leatherbacks.

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