The F&M students created presentations focused on a variety of environmental issues. Some projects demonstrated ways in which children might take small steps in their own lives to make a positive environmental difference, while others aimed to educate the children about basic ecological concepts like food webs or deforestation.
ZooAmerica, located in Hershey, donated both live animals and personnel to the event. They brought a variety of species, including a red-tailed hawk, an alligator, and a skunk. The North Museum provided an interactive display that allowed the children to handle skulls and pelts of animals that they might see in Lancaster and the surrounding area.
The day of the event was very successful. Both the students at Franklin & Marshall and the students from the local city schools were very excited to participate. Dawson's students hope that their project sparked an interest in wildlife conservation for the schoolchildren and inspired them to live more sustainable lives.