LaShawn Sweet Chosen for Special Challenge Program

As a 4th grade student in the Challenge Program at OPS, Girls Inc. member LaShawn Sweet was chosen as one of four students to represent Western Hills Elementary School at a special program at the Henry Doorly Zoo today.  LaShawn described her day as follows:

“We started out in the auditorium at the Zoo.  We played a fishing game and learned to identify fish.  During the day we spent time in the rainforest and on the forest floor to learn about what things are actually made from the rainforest.  We learned about endangered species and invasive species.  We spent learned how to identify the big cats at the zoo.  We had lunch in the gorilla complex.  When the gorillas saw us opening our lunches, they came right up behind us.  I think they wanted our food.  At the end of the day, we returned to the auditorium to wrap up – talking about our day and to asking any questions.  At that time, we also got to see a huge snake.  It was a fun day and I am glad I was chosen to go.” – LaShawn