Feathers, Ducks, and Protecting Wildlife
Shell and Texas Wildlife Center demonstrate coastal wildlife cleanup process for middle school students.
It was all about feathers, ducks and learning how to aide distressed wildlife.
As part of our commitment to protecting wildlife and supporting educational opportunities for students, Shell sponsored a visit from the Texas Wildlife Center to Harry Hurst Middle School students in Destrehan, Louisiana. The mission of the Texas Wildlife Center is to care for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife through rehabilitation, public education and release.
"We were excited to have the Texas Wildlife Center come to the Hurst campus and share so much," said Hurst 8th grade science teacher Barry Guillot.
Harry Hurst is one of Shell Norco's Partner in Education schools and home to the Wetland Watchers, a nationally acclaimed program with an emphasis on environmental protection measures.
"When Shell offered the opportunity for experts to work with our students on how they clean birds that are covered with oil, I thought this was a perfect fit for the Wetland Watchers service-learning program, Guillot said. “One of our state science standards focuses on the human impact on the environment.”
The Wildlife Center staff emphasized how feathers work and showed the students a variety of feathers from different types of birds. The highlight of the event was the opportunity for each student to hold a duck in a tub of water and practice washing feathers.
"It was so cool because an experience like this can help us decide what we want to do in the future after school," said student Brody Leblanc.