The Ecology Club at Wellington Elementary School has been busy dissecting owl pellets. The members of the club learned a lot about the food chain and had fun identifying the animal bones that they found. The students also tried to rebuild the skeletons they discovered in the pellets. ESE teacher Kate Lane runs the Ecology Club, which meets on Thursday afternoons. This year, the Ecology Club has made crafts from recycled materials and has had guest speakers from Resource Depot and Whole Foods. The students have worked with solar-powered grasshoppers, studied methods for water conservation and conducted experiments using the scientific method. They have also promoted awareness for “Save the Bees” and conducted a campus clean-up and planted sunflowers for Earth Day.
ABOVE: Teacher Kate Lane observes what students Leela Strassel and Savannah Hoth found in an owl pellet.