2nd Graders Visit WildCare

The second grade class visited WildCare in San Rafael on a field trip yesterday. The WildCare tour guide, Chloe, taught the second graders all about the animals that currently reside at WildCare and how they got there. The organization teaches students that a majority of the animals end up in WildCare because of the poor choices of humans. Baja the pelican, for example, was found in the ocean caught up in fishing line, Vlad the turkey vulture and Cash the woodpecker were both taken from their nests as babies to be kept as pets and therefore don't know how to survive in the wild. The peregrine falcon can no longer fly because it was shot in its wing.


Through the stories that are told, the students gain a better understanding of how they can educate others on how our actions impact our wildlife. At the end of the tour, students were invited to touch taxidermy animals and get close up to the animals that were once alive. They even got to touch a live snake named Rosie!


WildCare is a wildlife hospital and refuge for injured animals, as well as a nonprofit that advocates for sustainable living and compassionate stewardship of wildlife and the natural world through education and community outreach. Their facility is free and open to the public, so if you haven’t been, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon with your little ones!


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