Exploring the Rainforest

Exploring the Rainforest

In conjunction with their recent reading of the nonfiction text “The Most Beautiful Roof in the World,” fifth-grade students at Sylvan Avenue Elementary School were visited by Eric Powers. The representative of the Your Connection to Nature program provided an in-depth look into the beauty and importance of the world’s rainforests.

Throughout the course of his presentation, Mr. Powers provided the students with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting not only the wildlife of the rainforest, but also the multiple layers which make up their homes, including the Emergent, Canopy, Understory and Forest Floor.

Additionally, the students were able to experience and interact with some real life animals such as the Vietnamese Stick Insect and the red-tailed Boa constrictor.