Students study endangered coral reef through art - – Rockford’s News Leader

Students study endangered coral reef through art


Starting March 1st, a sea turtle will greet students at Thurgood Marshall School.

 Not a real one, restored "Phillipe" will be hung in the school's commons.  It's the beginning to a bigger project at the school.  The coral reef at the Maria Montessori School is an inspiration to "Oceania."  The three phase project will begin with all students participating in a clay tile mural. 

 Thurgood Marshall teacher, Rich Muniz says the mission of the project is to bring awareness to ocean life and endangered coral reef.

 "It's wonderful to see student's researching projects like this and getting involved, model making.  These are things they remember their whole lives and it's a wonderful way to learn."

 Anyone interested in helping make the whole project a reality, can "Like" Oceania on Facebook.  There is also a fundraiser at GreenFire Restaurant on Riverside Blvd. March 3rd.

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