In connection with our One Book, One School reading of A Nest for Celeste, we held a special family night with live birds, wildlife education, drawing, weaving and learning about John Audubon. The Patton PTA sponsored the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab Education Center who brought live falcons, owls and a red-tailed hawk for students to view and learn. We heard a screech owl, met "Mishoni" an endangered barn owl, two types of beautiful falcons, and a hawk. We learned ways that humans can help make sure these amazing birds thrive by conserving energy, cutting up plastic rings that hurt them, keeping water clean and getting outside to enjoy our wildlife! After the presentation, families could look at the artifacts the Center brought including bones, feathers and wing span comparisons. Families were also invited to draw Celeste using Mrs. Maloney's awesome step by step video, weave a placemat or learn about John Audubon with a nearpod. Enjoy the photos from a fantastic Family night:
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.