A “Visit” to the Rainforest

A “Visit” to the Rainforest photo

In conjunction with their studies on the beauty and depth of the world’s rainforests, fifth-grade students at Sylvan Avenue Elementary School were visited by Eric Powers, a representative of the Your Connection to Nature program.

During the presentation, Mr. Powers provided an in-depth look into the importance of rainforests, which included a close-up look into the lives of the forests’ daily inhabitants. 

He not only highlighted 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 observe and interact with some real-life animals, such as the Vietnamese stick insect, a tarantula and the red-tailed boa constrictor.