Soda Creek Elementary students: Help keep bears wild |

Soda Creek Elementary students: Help keep bears wild

Dear Editor,

This year Ms. Kalmes’ fourth-grade class and Ms. Sattlers’ first-grade class at Soda Creek Elementary have worked together on a Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots community mapping project to help educate students and the community about keeping bears wild and people safe by being responsible about people’s trash.

We have been learning about bears and want to help educate the people who live in Steamboat how to keep bears out of trash and away from houses. Parks and Wildlife came to us and showed us a wonderful video on how to keep bears wild and out of trash. We have learned about bears, talked about projects we can do to help and have done research on wildlife — resistant trash containers.

Our classes are currently making door hangers that outline the current city of Steamboat residential wildlife trash ordinance and list several wildlife-resistant trash containers. These will be distributed to community members through various community organizations and agencies.

Our classes will also be putting on an assembly for students at Soda Creek Elementary at 2:35 p.m. Thursday. We want people to get on board with us and help to keep bears wild and people safe. We hope our efforts help community members to keep wildlife out of trash.

Thank you,

Kalmes’ fourth-grade class and Sattler’s first-grade class

Soda Creek Elementary

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