Last Monday (June 20), Plover Lovers took Todd Pover of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey to visit Amabel Sauble Community School. Todd’s presentations engaged students, and a trip to the beach allowed students to see the Piping Plover adults and their chicks in person! While on the beach, we also put up signs around the perimeters which were designed by students. Some of the students even created a “playground” for the chicks (photo below)! Make sure to check out the students’ signs this summer while you are strolling along the beach!
We are very grateful to Todd Pover for his willingness to reach out to local students to involve young people in the return of Piping Plovers to the Great Lakes. We were delighted when Sam Solazzo, a grade 3 student, read his morning writing assignment to us:
These students are the environmental leaders of tomorrow, and we are excited to have had the opportunity to work with such a bright group!