Submitted by Don Ruane on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:00am
A small African nation is playing a big part in the education of fifth-grade students at Oasis Charter Elementary School.
Teacher Pam Herndon bridged the Atlantic Ocean two weeks ago to make the connection with an orphanage in Uganda. She spent three days there teaching songs, polishing their English and helping the children write letters to their new pen pals in Cape Coral.
Submitted by Don Ruane on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:08pm
Sitting beside aquariums occupied by live snakes and lizards, and shelves holding turtle shells and animal skulls, two children listened carefully as city biologist Katie McBride told them aboutCape Coral’s latest critter of interest.
The Rotary Park lesson was one of the series of wildlife presentations the Parks and Recreation Department puts on every year, McBride said. They are free, and the public can find the latest schedule on the city’s parks and recreation web page on www.capecoral.net.