Nature at Leo Politi Elementary

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Environment for the Americas

This week I had the opportunity to visit Leo Politi Elementary, a school in the middle of the city, and observe the Politi student interact with Dorsey High students. The Politi students informed the Dorsey students about Western Fence Lizards. They explained how to tell the gender, the habitat they live in, what they eat, what predators eat them, and what cold-blooded means. It was great seeing how well informed the elementary students were and how good they were at explaining what they knew. They were very excited to share their knowledge. After the lesson, the Politi and Dorsey students worked on a native garden located right inside the school! It is a very beautiful garden, and we saw several bird species and insects enjoying it. The students worked on piling rocks in the garden to make lovely accommodations for Western Fence Lizards they hope to get in the future…

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