Founders Grant in honor of Dougie Trumble and Heather Congdon: Birds of Prey
- School Year: 2018-2019
- Applicants: Adrianne Giammatteo, Lead Teacher, Nora Brown, Michelle Florence
- School: Charter Oak
- Subjects: Language Arts, Science
The immensely popular and impactful Wingmasters program is funded under this grant as a culminating activity for the third grade Animals Adaptations unit. Dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of birds of prey, the program highlights the idea that living things go through a process of change to survive. After sharing her knowledge of birds of prey adaptations, Julie Ann Collier will show Charter Oak International Academy students approximately five birds of prey who are live examples of physical and behavioral adaptations. The program is a rich and unique experience that very directly engages students in first-hand experience and compliments the academic material covered in the classroom.