One of the most rewarding byproducts to come of the Eastern Migratory Population reintroduction of Whooping cranes is the incredible number of school children who follow the project. This is thanks to the number of teachers out there who introduce their students to our natural world.
One such teacher is Ms. Sharon Kuchinski, a second grade teacher at Expressions Learning Arts Academy charter school in Florida. Sharon and her students follow the endangered whooping cranes’ fall migration from Wisconsin to Florida and participate in the Journey North Program and they recently used what they are learning to create a unique theatrical poetry dance entitled: “The Song of the Whooping Crane.”
Their performance has been selected as a finalist in the Rachel Carson’s Sense of Wonder Contest, held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and they need our votes! Please watch their performance and then cast your vote!