Hancock Visits Vancouver Island School
Thursday, April 05 2012 @ 01:08 AM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
We received an email from a 6 1/2 yr. old boy whose mother wrote the email for him. She said that her son, Sam, would run to the computer every morning to watch our Sidney bald eagle cams before he went to school. Because he had learned the call sounds that bald eagles make, he recognized the same sounds when he got out of school one day. So he turned around and looked up and saw the eagle nest with both adult eagles in it at the Esquimalt Lagoon. He goes to John Stubbs Memorial in Colwood, Vancouver Island, which is near the nest. When Sam's 7th birthday approached he actually asked his friends and family to send donations to Hancock Wildlife Foundation in lieu of gifts!!! We received $250 donated on Sam's behalf. Yesterday we got an additional $240 from Sam's fellow students and the school. Two other children, Sam's sister Lauren and their friend Jasmine, had also donated birthday money!!
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