The camping trip is a good time for reflection, a chance for us to see ourselves and each other more clearly, and an opportunity to learn from new teachers- like Rhyolite Breccia and California Condors. So, what advice would a condor give to a graduating fifth grader? This is what I think:
Live it up: California Condors fly high in the sky and because of their wingspan use little energy soaring up there. Spread your wings, relax and enjoy the view as often as possible.
Stick together: California Condors are social animals, and depend on relationships with other condors for survival. Family and friends are treasures, treat them with care and keep in touch!
Always have hope: California Condors once numbered only 22 in the world! Now, there are 405 birds in the world, thanks to the California Condor Recovery Program. Anything is possible, work to make this world the kind of place you believe it can be!
I wish the graduating class of 2012 the best that life can offer. You are wonderful students: so curious, hard-working, and creative. This world is a better place with you in it!