Barranca School Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

At a ceremony Tuesday, Barranca Elementary Principal Bradford Parker shows off a certificate declaring the school a Wildlife Habitat through Nature Conservancy. He is joined, from left, by parent volunteer Laura Loy, kindergarten teacher Heidi Schembri and 3rd grade teachers and Nature Club sponsors Annemarie Brown and Kristi Carr look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Students from kindergarten and third grade who participated in getting the school certified attended Tuesday’s ceremony. The project was a collaboration between kindergarten teacher Heidi Schembri’s class and The Nature Club, started by third grader Kaya Loy. Three educational institutions have now been certified, putting Los Alamos another step along the road to achieving certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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