5th Grade Pelican Elementary Classes Visited Badger Run To Prep For Spring Give Back Day
Badger Run Wildlife Refuge takes care of the sick, injured, & orphaned wildlife of the Klamath Basin. They are the only rehab facility of this type for at least 100 miles in any direction.
On average, they take care of up to 250 animals every year. Badger Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and depends completely on donations & grants to continue their work.
Access the website HERE for more information or to see how you can help!
The 5th-grade classes visited each animal (mostly birds) currently in residence and learned about their habits (eating, mating, nesting, raising young) and the habitats they live in. Then they were also provided a scavenger hunt for each child to complete.
The same week as the field trip, and as part of the ongoing support efforts, the teachers set up an account at the "Bottle Drop" for Pelican 5th graders and began a fundraiser to help feed the animals during the winter.
They also have to pay for the field trip and the assemblies for the K-4th graders at Pelican. Since everyone at Badger Run is a volunteer, the fees also cover food. Frozen mice are expensive to feed that many raptors!