On October 01, 2003 we visited Rideau Public School with one of our raptors. Below is a letter we received from the school.
The grade four, five and six students at Rideau Public School were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to attend a presentation given by Ms. Maya Basdeo earlier this month. Between the two presentations, over 100 students learned about the peregrine falcon and the work the foundation is doing to save the falcons. The students learned about the peregrine's habitat, its lifestyle and what it was that humans did to jeopardize the existence of these magnificent birds of prey.
The students were particularly impressed with the great horned owl that Ms. Basdeo brought with her. For many, this was the first time that they had seen a live owl. They were awed as the owl turned its head almost all the way around and were shocked to learn that if human eyes were the same proportions as those of an owl they would be the size of oranges.
Ms. Basdeo was enthusiastic and energetic. She captured the interest of the students right away with her passion and interesting facts. On behalf of all those who attended the presentations, I would like to thank Trans Canada Pipe Lines for sponsoring the school visit. Without their generous contribution opportunities such as this would not be possible.
Alison Fraser, Grade 5/6 teacher
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