School kids helping out: “Dimes for Ducklings”

After seeing news reports on the Cosco Busan oil spill, a fourth grade class in New Jersey raised nearly $600 to donate to help save more birds. The class created a campaign they called “Dimes for the Ducklings” and made posters and sent morning announcements telling other students about the plight of oiled birds.

This was all done under the direction of teacher Kathleen Zapoticky at Adamsville School in Bridgewater, NJ. Kathleen said the school raised $578.00 in three weeks and she used the money to adopt a snowy egret, a duckling, a great blue heron, and a pelican. She also purchased t-shirts to reward her students for all their hard work.

A big thanks to the Adamsville School community and the wonderful fourth graders who participated in this well meaning event.

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