Exploring the Rainforest

Exploring the Rainforest

Fifth-grade students from Blue Point Elementary School were recently paid a visit by Eric Powers, a representative of the Your Connection to Nature program, for a highly informative presentation which shed light onto the beauty and wonders of the world’s rainforests.

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, including the toucan, macaw, exotic caterpillars and sloths. 

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 “Lovey” the dove, “Gangsta” the therapy dog, a Vietnamese stick insect and the red-tailed boa constrictor.