It is Endangered Species Day at MAA! This annual event is a great opportunity for our students to learn about the plight of the many animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct, and to learn from Saint Francis to be good stewards of the earth. Every year, MAA Science Teacher, Mrs. Maria Lyons, puts together a list of four endangered species for the students to vote on and her fourth-grade class creates a slideshow presentation for the entire school on the different endangered animals. MAA adopts the winning species by making a donation to the National Wildlife Federation for the protection of that animal. This year students are choosing between Bees, Grizzly Bears, Sea Otters, or the Atlantic Puffin.
Students have a whole host of fun activities they can do to learn more about the different endangered species that MAA's fourth-graders present on. Another fun component of Endangered Species Day is that students are encouraged to wear an animal shirt or even dress up like an animal. We may not be on campus, but MAA's students were just as excited to dress up and show their school spirit by supporting their choice for this year's endangered species.