Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $219
Event Type: Environment
Date: May 15, 2023
Sylvan Avenue Elementary School
Sylvan Avenue, Bayport
Sylvan Avenue Elementary School students vicariously traveled through the rain forest with wildlife biologist Ranger Eric, who lectured the students about the diversity of the rainforests and its wildlife and shared some of the animals a person would find there on their travels.
Ranger Eric first explained the dynamics of a rainforest, describing them as the most diverse places on earth in numbers and species. He spoke about the four layers of the terrain and the animals that live on each layer. The most exciting part of his presentation however, was when the students met a stick bug, a collard dove named Lovey, a tarantula, a boa constrictor and more.
The students and principal Alane Dugan also presented Ranger Eric with a check totaling $219, raised through a clothes fundraiser to benefit The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery. Ranger Eric also received a certificate calling him a “good steward of the Earth” and for “helping to keep the planet green and educating us [Sylvan Avenue students] about the natural environment.”
A: Wildlife biologist Ranger Eric passed a stick bug off to Sylvan Avenue Elementary School student Abram P. during a presentation on the rain forest.
B: Alexander M., a student at Sylvan Avenue Elementary School, allowed a boa constrictor to climb on him like a tree under the supervision of Ranger Eric.
C: Ranger Eric’s dove named Lovey was a hit among Sylvan Avenue Elementary School students.
D: Left, Sylvan Avenue Elementary School Principal Alane Dugan and Sylvan Avenue Elementary School students presented Ranger Eric and CEED a donation.
Photos courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point School District