Thanks to a Habitat Stewardship Program grant and the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, five classes of students at Salt Spring Elementary School have been studying “Species at Risk”. This work culminated in a Species at Risk Fair on March 13th. Student engagement was evident as they presented on species that ranged from the Threaded Vertigo and the Blue-grey Taildropper to the iconic Southern Resident Killer Whale. Most of the 42 species at risk that live on or around Salt Spring Island were represented through the students’ research projects.
Principal at Salt Spring Elementary
photos: John Cameron