Grand Isle School Students Encounter Nature with Bird Banding Lesson

Seventy-five Grand Isle School students participated in a Bird Banding demonstration conducted by National Audubon Society personnel and volunteers recently. It was a great morning with students learning about weighing and checking feathers, skin and fat. After data was recorded, students held and released the birds.

“This is just a sample of our students’ good work under the leadership of Ms. Jean Landry, our program manager,” said Grand Isle School Principal Marian Cooper. “We are so proud of all of her efforts to educate our students on a weekly basis. They have learned so much under her leadership.”

Jean Landry is a program manager for The Nature Conservancy of LouisianaThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.