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

Students study endangered coral reef through art

Posted:

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.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.