Update on KLO Middle School: Painted Turtles and fish will soon settle into a new naturalized creek and wetland complex

In 2010, students at K.L.O. Middle School in Kelowna found nesting painted turtles in their long jump sand box. Michelle, (science teacher, school’s Eco Club leader, and past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops 2010) recognized the importance to protect and enhance this habitat as Painted Turtles are blue listed endangered in the interior. Wetlands … Continue reading

Michele Hamilton and KLO Middle School Students Spread their Passion for Conservation

The Western Painted Turtle may be the most widespread turtle in North America, but in some areas of BC they are considered endangered. Painted turtles enjoy basking in the sun and nestling into the muddy bottoms of ponds, wetlands, and marshes. A little known fact: their ribs grow as a part of their shell which … Continue reading

Michele Hamilton’s Students become Wetland Stewards at their School in Kelowna

Past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops (2010), Science teacher and school Eco Club leader at KLO Middle School,  Michele Hamilton, has made progress with her stewardship project.  She has recently been featured in an article in The Province on the challenge of creating a healthier wetland habitat on school grounds, with the support of … Continue reading

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