Over the winter season, the Preschool class at The Children’s Workshop in Westerly learned about helping others in need, including animals. They decided they wanted to preserve and protect the population of Snowy Owls throughout the world. The winter of 2014 has been so cold that Snowy Owls have actually been migrating to Rhode Island and as far south as Florida!
The Children's Workshop families raised money to adopt a Snowy Owl in the wild through The World Wildlife Federation. One of the main goals of doing this was to teach the children how they can help out in a small way. By contributing to this organization, the preschool students learned valuable information about the population and life cycle of snowy owls.
The children voted to name their new owl friend "Snowy." Pictured here, local students Maverick Frail, Lexie McCabe, Ava Nardone and Miles Roy are holding a snowy owl stuffed toy.