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Artist, Naturalist Visits PC Elementary Schools

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Christina Baal, a bird artist, writer and naturalist, visited Port Chester elementary schools to teach students about bird adaptations. Baal’s dream is to meet and paint 10,000 different species of birds. She showed students photographs of different birds and stuffed animals that replicated the birds so that they could describe the different species. Third and fourth graders were given different tools to try to eat the simulated food to identify the type of bird they were imitating.

Special thanks to K-5 STEM/Math Instructional Support Specialist Gina Depperman and science teacher Rose Pueraro for coordinating the event for our elementary students.
“Having Christina Baal visit our school district was a great experience for both the students and the teachers!” Depperman said. “It was nice to see the students so engaged in the lesson and excited to learn about birds using authentic materials to simulate their natural habitat.”

“The whole school was buzzing with the events that were happening in the science room,” Pueraro said. “The classes who were not involved were all wondering when Christina was coming back to have a science adventure lesson with them.”

Date Added: 3/31/2023