Celebrate Earth Day with
The Pond Project II Program!
Polson Middle School Students will read from The Endless Tale of Wally the Water Droplet, a book written, edited, and produced by members of the POND Project II !
Wally was a happy little water droplet who lived in a small pond with his parents, Wanda and Wilbur. He also lived with his younger brother Willy. Life was pretty regular. Like the rest of the his family, Wally spent most of his time circulating around the pond. Until one fateful day…
The POND (Providing Outdoor Nature Discovers) Project is an after-school program for middle school naturalists in Madison, CT. It began in 2009 at Brown School, following the elimination of recess for fifth and sixth graders. The mission was threefold: to get students outdoors, exploring the pond and forests around the school; to establish a certified schoolyard habitat and construct an outdoor classroom to encourage a school-wide use of the outdoor environment; and to share an appreciation of the nature in our own backyards with the broader school community.
Originally conceived as a two-year project, POND has continued and expanded to include a second program, the POND Project II, for Madison’s seventh and eighth grade students. PPII students use Bauer Park as their campus; most of the photographs in “Wally the Water Droplet” were taken there.
The price of the book is $10. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Madison Land Conservation Trust.