The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Project School Visit:
Cummer Valley Middle School (North York)

Visit sponsored by: Friends of the Environment Foundation

In March 2001, we visited North York's Cummer Valley Middle School in with our nine-year-old female peregrine falcon "Ariel".  Below are some comments from the school:

Our grade 7 students greatly enjoyed the presentation by Mr. Pfeffer.  The event connected well with our Ecosystems Unit in the grade 7 science program, reviewing food chains, habitat essentials, and issues affecting endangered species and therefore biodiversity.

To be allowed to see a live falcon eating and exercising her wings, to see chicks hatching and developing in the wild through a video presentation, to be able to see scientific data displayed on a map showing migration routes, and to be able to hear interesting first hand reports of a peregrine's habits - these are opportunities that will add to the educational wealth of our students.  They will remember this presentation much longer than our chalk-and-talk lectures.

Several students came up to me the next day to express fascination with the presentation.  You have, perhaps, enlisted some new workers for the task of preservation you have set your sights on.

Thank you,

Esther Collier

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