On Tue Feb 21st, Friends of the River San Bernard presented their Ranger program to 46 fifth grade science students at Wild Peach Elementary. The school's science teacher is Jennifer Butler.
Program instructor Adalia Maudlin presented points-of-interest along the San Bernard River watershed and its environmental concerns. A fish identification of species found in the river was next, given by instructor Bob Bailey. This was followed by “mostly-true” fish tales, excitedly reeled off by the students. Last on the program, Capt Ken Wright, assisted by aide Valroy Maudlin, lead an active nautical knot tying session. Students learned to tie the best knots that secure a boat to a dock.
Besides the packet of material, each student also received a Ranger T-shirt and two lucky pupils each won a rod and reel.
The Friends of the River Ranger program is an educational program for fifth grade science students to increase their knowledge and environmental concern of the San Bernard. It is free to elementary schools and is paid for by donations to FOR San Bernard at the October fundraiser. BASF is the sponsor/contributor of the blue Ranger T-shirts