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Skeletons and Skulls Presentation Visits Northwood 5th Grade Classes Courtesy of MISF Grant

Skeletons and Skulls Presentation Visits Northwood 5th Grade Classes Courtesy of MISF Grant
MISD Communications

Mercer Island, WA, April 3, 2024 – Marisa LeVeque and Victoria Vermiglio’s fifth grade classes at Northwood Elementary received a special presentation called Skeletons and Skulls from Nature Vision on Friday, March 29 courtesy of a grant from the Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF).

Nature Vision programs offer hands-on science experiences and applications of learning about living things and ecosystems from the Pacific Northwest. These programs align with the elementary Teachers’ Curriculum Institute’s (TCI), the curriculum that MISD elementary school use, science unit on living things and ecosystems.

“It was so great to have the Skeletons and Skulls presentation provided to our fifth graders by a Foundation grant,” said LeVeque. “Katelyn Cowles from Nature Vision brought a variety of skeletons and skulls for students to examine and determine what animal it belongs to through critical thinking. This experience enriched student learning because the program provides access to materials, such as animal skulls, that we do not have.”

“The hands-on experience connected our fifth graders to our environment while also making scientific content accessible and meaningful," said Vermiglio. “The students had so many questions for our presenter and were really engaged in examining the skulls and skeletons”.

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public service, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and improving the quality of education provided to ALL Mercer Island School District students by obtaining contributions for the public schools.

Started in 1981, the Foundation has raised over $27 million thanks to the generous community.

Since its founding, the Foundation has become the catalyst for the Mercer Island community to guarantee every teacher has access to the most up-to-date, innovative educational materials that guarantee exceptional teaching and learning experiences for every student.

The tremendous success of the organization lies in the simple fact that the Mercer Island Schools Foundation was born in a community that places value on quality education. Learn more about the impact of our community’s commitment to education.

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