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FOR Ranger Program at Sweeny Elementary
Posted on Apr 22nd, 2019

Photos Linda Wright
Friends of the River San Bernard Ranger program was held on Thursday, April 18 at Sweeny Elementary in Sweeny, Texas. The educational program was presented to 121 fifth grade science students of teachers Garland Johnson and Camille Johse.
Facts presented about the San Bernard River Watershed helped students become aware of its environmental concerns. Points-of-interest along the river were identified on a map. A packet containing a FOR watershed booklet and additional river information was given to each student to take with them.
FOR Ranger committee members presenting this program were Adalia and Valroy Maudlin, Mike Goodson, Bob Bailey, Ken and Linda Wright
<<  Standing below the Sweeny ISD mascot Bulldog are the six winners of FOR Ranger rod and reels. The names of these lucky fifth grade science students were drawn at the end of the program in each class. L to r ––  Thomas Paniagua, Elizabeth Liserio, Mariah Arroyos, Moriah Jones, Jake Coker and Alberto Landeres.
FOR Ranger Instructors
Adalia Maudlin points to the San Bernard watershed map where points-of-interest are shown.
Mike Goodson described the diversity of the San Bernard fish population. Two large color charts displayed examples of each of the species. A lively discussion followed with “mostly-true” fish tales told by the students.
Last subject of the program was a hands-on nautical knot tying session for securing a boat was taught by Capt Ken Wright. 
Here are the six Sweeny science classes with each student wearing the t-shirt given them. The FOR “Randy Racoon” mascot logo is on the front. Thanks to BASF Corporation for their donation of shirts.
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