Port Allen Elementary School in Port Allen, Louisiana, initiated a fund raiser to adopt a panda from Pandas International. Their school mascot is the giant panda and the staff thought it was important for the children to learn about endangered and vulnerable species as well as be a part of a giving campaign that would unite the school for a good cause. Students in Kindergarten – 2nd grade learned all about pandas, observed them on the panda cams, and worked on projects for the fundraising event. Penny cans were placed in every classroom and the second graders researched and made informational posters to place around the school. Kindergartners made panda artwork to sell, and classes from head start through second grade brought in pennies daily. Port Allen Elementary reached their goal in October and they are so excited to adopt Chu Xin (1st Love), and they hope to make this an annual event!
Thank you to the amazing students and staff at Port Allen for making a huge difference in helping us to save the Giant Pandas.