TEACHING KIDS TO CARE
Twice a year, we at Doubletree Beach Resort by Hilton teams up with our adopted school, M.K. Rawlings Elementary in Pinellas Park, FL, with a corporate-wide Doubletree program called “Teaching Kids to CARE”. Each spring and fall, we have a special lesson plan to teach to the students, which usually involves going “green” with recycling efforts, planting trees for Earth Day, or donating food to less fortunate around the holidays.
For the Spring of 2011, Doubletree Beach Resort by Hilton is pairing up the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, located 2 miles north of the resort, and with their assistance, we will be conducting several lesson plans to help over 700 students improve their knowledge and appreciation of wild birds and seabirds. We hope to inspire them to take an active role in protecting our seabirds.
As part of this lesson plan, the students at Rawlings Elementary are adopting a Double-Crested Cormorant, which they will name and follow its progress throughout the next year. Doubletree Beach Resort by Hilton will sponsor the adoption of the seabird on behalf of Rawlings Elementary.
Below is the first of many videos that we will be posting of our adorable Double-Crested Cormorant, along with lots of fun facts about it’s species and how it survives. Stay tuned!
May 11, 2011:
Below is a short video clip of a seabird that was brought in by the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary to show to all the students at Rawlings Elementary School during our exciting Teaching Kids to CARE Spring Event:
June 23, 2011:
Below is a new video of “Louie”, the double crested cormorant that the students at M.K. Rawlings Elementary adopted and named! You can see Louie is a fiesty, playful fellow and loves swimming around with his pals at the Seabird Sanctuary: