From LaBelle, Florida for Hendry and Glades County and the Lake Okeechobee region. Don Browne, editor.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Hendry Elementary Students Visit Nature
Hendry House and LaBelle Nature Park Hosting 1,000 Students
LABELLE, FL. -- The 4th Annual Call of the Wild sponsored by the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Department will teach area students about nature, energy, and animal life this week.
Nearly 1,000 students and their teachers will be arriving on buses provided by the LaBelle Rotary and LaBelle Kiwanis Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Upthegrove Elementary School students will walk to Hendry House on Tuesday since the park is just a few blocks from the school.
Photo: The 4th grade class of Mr. Aho and Ms. Andrews from Country Oaks Elementary School learned about saving water and money by switching to high efficiency toilets being offered free of charge to customers of Port LaBelle Utility System. Seated on the left "throne" is Eric Escobedo and on the right "throne" is Ian Jobson. (Photo courtesy of Dr. John Capece)
Center Activities include Tree Cookies and a nature walk by staff of the Florida Department of Forestry, Energy: Solar and Wind by the Agrcultural Extension Office and water conservation by LaBelle Utilities and Southern Data Stream interns.
A study of Florida animals will include Gopher Tortoise and the Wood Duck by Florida Master Naturalists and Hendry-Glades Audubon.