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Stepping Stones Students Share Love Of Animals

In celebration of Endangered Species Day, the Blue Team at Stepping Stones Day Program reaffirmed its commitment to protecting wildlife.

Pictured with their birdhouses are: Craig Chappell, Jayson Rettig, Nathaniel Cornelius and Marc Chetney.
Pictured with their birdhouses are: Craig Chappell, Jayson Rettig, Nathaniel Cornelius and Marc Chetney.

As the students in Robyn Yorker’s classroom learned about the national day, they learned about New York State’s wildlife and how to get involved in protecting endangered species and their habitats.

Blue Team members made birdhouses and posters that identified some of the animals in need of protection. As a group, the class learned that 43 years ago the Federal Endangered Species Act was passed and has successfully prevented the extinction of hundreds of species of animals.

Stepping Stones Day Program is a collaborative effort between CiTi and Hillside Children’s Center, which provides a structured, small-group environment to help students overcome emotional and behavioral challenges so they may return to their home school district.