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Big Cats Initiative at South Hamilton Elementary

Posted on February 20, 2015

GAI Coordinator, Dr. Alex Oberle, and Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mollie Ullestad, traveled to South Hamilton Elementary (Jewell, IA) with UNI's mascots, TC and TK, to spread awareness about National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative. South Hamilton students are participating in a reading week with the theme "Save the Big Cats", and the 5th grade is doing a research project about environmental conservation and endangered species, including big cats. TC and TK greeted students at the kick-off to their reading week, and went to the 5th grade classrooms where students showed them their research projects. It was a great day connecting the GAI, National Geographic, and an Iowa school!