DaggerWing Nature Center and Hammock Pointe Elementary School coil around each other for the sake of naming a snake. The resident Corn/Red Rat Snake at DaggerWing Nature Center will be named by the 1st Grade students of the school but the general public picks the essay winner.
The students have written essay letters to persuade the public to pick their name. As all great writers do, these students have researched in books and websites about snakes and corn snakes. Over and over, they revised and edited their piece until the pure craft of persuasive writing emerged nearly error free.
The Art Exhibit at the DaggerWing Nature Center Gallery will show the beauty of the snake’s colors and patterns through the artistic guidance of Hammock Pointe Elementary School’s Fine Art teachers, Mrs. Laura Sininsky and Ms. Britt Feingold.
The Art and Essays are on exhibit for viewing and voting at DaggerWing Nature Center from April 2nd through May 1st. Kelli Dorschel, manager of DaggerWing Nature Center has arranged the viewing for easy voting.
“Using all the charm of a 6/7 year old, these adorable writers will show what formidable writers they really are when they want something! And they want the community to vote for their essay,” added Mrs. Sirce Giveon, 1st grade teacher.
Early in January 2013, Sean Mallee, the Naturalist at DaggerWing Nature Center and Mrs. Giveon, recorded the corn/red rat snake. Using the 1st Grade Life Science Benchmarks, they entwined the question and answers for student knowledge base, while the snake enjoyed the entertainment of becoming famous.
This video is available on YouTube and runs nearly 15 minutes.
On EARTH DAY, Saturday, April 20th, the celebration brings hundreds of visitors to DaggerWing Nature Center for special free activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is yet another fabulous opportunity for the general public to come and vote for the name of the corn/red rat snake.
The evening of Wednesday, May 1st, starting at 5:30 p.m., the celebration of this Corn/Red Rat Snake art work and the essays contest will have its winners. Every finalist is acknowledged and receives a gift from the Friends of DaggerWing Nature Center. Parents and families, friends, neighbors, and the general public are invited to this free event.
DaggerWing Nature Center is located 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton, FL 33498. Exhibit is open Wednesday-Friday: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday the center is closed. The Nature Center will be closed on Friday, April 12.
For more information contact Sirce Giveon at (561) 477-2200 or via email at email@example.com.
Public Affairs Contact: Natalia Arenas – (561) 357-7662 – firstname.lastname@example.org