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FOR Ranger Program at West Columbia Elementary
Posted on Apr 9th, 2016

A FOR Ranger program was held on Thursday, April 7 at West Columbia Elementary in West Columbia, Texas. The educational program was presented to 119 students of Science Teacher Phyllis Chappell’s fifth grade classes. The FOR Ranger committee members presenting this program was Adalia and Valroy Maudlin, Mike Goodson, Bob Bailey, Ken and Linda Wright, Claudia Pechacek and Ange Ronayne.
Adalia Maudlin presented facts about the San Bernard River Watershed and made students aware of its environmental concerns. She also discussed points-of-interest along the river and identified them on a map. An accompanying FOR watershed booklet containing that information was given to the students to take with them. 
Mike Goodson described the diversity of the San Bernard fish population accompanied with two large color charts showing examples of each of the species. A lively discussion followed with “mostly-true” fish tales told by the students. 
Last was an interactive nautical knot tying session for securing a boat that was taught by Capt Ken Wright. Capt Wright’s motto is “it’s better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.”
Each student was given a packet of information and a FOR Ranger t-shirt. Five lucky kids also won a rod and reel when their names were drawn.
The one hundred nineteen fifth grade science students of teacher Phyllis Chappell. More photos on Photo Album page, Rangers West Columbia 7Apr16
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