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Shapleigh's Migratory Bird Program Featured In Local Newspaper

posted Feb 23, 2015, 7:00 AM by Seth Cole
The Shapleigh School has secured a federal permit to preserve migratory birds, and an article highlighting the news was published in the February 6 edition of The Weekly Sentinel. 

The permit, issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department, allows the Shapleigh School to preserve found migratory birds for educational purposes. These preserved species, in addition to other found deceased birds, will be used for an environmental education program focusing on migratory birds. 

The federal permit was secured by educational technician Jen Thayer, who also leads the Shapleigh School Green Team. Thayer, Shapleigh School teachers, and the Green Team will educate students in grades 4-8 about such things as migratory and regional birds, flight and migratory patterns, proper bird identification, and much more. 

In addition, the Kittery K-8 Parent Teacher Association has awarded Thayer $400 to support the program. The Kittery Trading Post has also donated $400 to the program, and has offered to host presentations at their store. 

The Weekly Sentinel is a free weekly newspaper mailed to thousands of homes in York County.

Click here to read the article (article appears on page 9).