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February 26, 2015

Honoring school kids fundraising efforts with a bird release

Pelicans-Released-Alameda-PDS“I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way…” 
~Greatest Love Of All song written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed

On a beautifully clear Thursday morning we honored a special group of caring third graders from Park Day School in Oakland. We inviting them to a bird release to celebrate their fundraising prowess after they collected $603.30 for the Mystery Goo seabird response.

Thank you PDS kids and their teachers Renee Miller, Mona Halaby, and Jeanine Harmon!

All photos by Cheryl Reynolds – International Bird Rescue


Among the birds released: Four Brown Pelicans at Encinal Beach in Alameda.

"Park Day School bird release 2/16/15 at Encinal Beach Alameda"

Park Day School students present ceremonial $603.30 check from fundraising efforts for mystery goo birds.

"Park Day School bird release 2/16/15 at Encinal Beach Alameda"

One Response to “Honoring school kids fundraising efforts with a bird release”

  1. Jeanine Harmon Says:

    The world is a much better place thanks to organizations like yours. Our third grade teachers Renee Miller and Mona Halaby love teaching their students about birds every year. As the Director of Community Outreach and Service Learning, I help connect our students with projects, organizations and volunteer efforts in our community. We hope that other people will be inspired to both donate and volunteer at your organization. Thank you for creating a memorable experience for our students yesterday!

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