At Sansome Elementary School, we've decided to go paperless with our newsletter. We are hoping to reduce paper use in another step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability. Also, by offering news in this format, we can now provide our community with real-time news as it happens, instead of waiting until the end of the month to send out information.
On Tuesday, October 25th, four of our classes were able to meet and learn from Dr. Jim Duncan of Conservation
Manitoba who visited us with his his long-eared owl, "Rusty".Dr. Duncan is a biologist "whooo" shares his
love of owls with students.He told us
some amazing information like:
- owls have ears in uneven locations
on their heads to help them hear better
- barred owls can turn their heads more
than 360 degrees
- fringed feathers are what create an owl’s silent
The students got to touch the
feet, talons and wings of many kinds of owls and Dr. Duncan took us owling by
showing us his GoPro footage of owl nesting sites right here in our
Rusty flew around room 31 as
the grand finale…what a super way to connect with nature at Sansome!