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Elementary Class Makes Donation to Support Shark Conservation
Anna Hurdles' 1st-3rd grade class project at Amay James Montessori School (Charlotte, NC) was to research a current issue. After much consideration, the students decided they wanted their project to focus on sharks, an issue which is often in the news and sparks the imagination of many children. Through the Florida Museum of Natural History's Ichthyology website, they learned the importance of shark conservation. Finding the site helpful and informative, they decided to raise money for the museum's shark research program. The class managed to raise $115 for the cause. This money was presented to George Burgess on April 19, 2001, by classmate Dylan Carrasco-Songer, who was visiting Florida with his family. This money was used to support ongoing shark conservation projects at the museum. The Florida Museum of Natural History is very appreciative of the students' hard work and admires their commitment to helping marine conservation efforts.

Anna Hurdle's Classes
Anna Hurdles' 1st-3rd grade class from Amay James Montessori School (Charlotte, NC).

George and Dylan
George Burgess presents Dylan Carrasco-Songer with a jaw from a sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus). Photo: Jeff Gage.

Dylan
A local television reporter interviews Dylan Carrasco-Songer. Photo: Jeff Gage.