Lipan’s Peacock starts club promoting animal conservation

November 2, 2013

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Maggie Peacock, a fifth-grader at Lipan ISD, recently created an after-school program called Volunteers Operating in Cooperation with Endangered Species (VOICES). The club, targeted at fourth- through sixth-graders, will meet once a week in the after-school program to come up with ideas to raise awareness of endangered animals and conservation. Through research and project based learning, the club plans to educate younger elementary students about endangered species throughout the school year. Their first fundraising project took place at the Lipan ISD Fall Festival. Through an animal trivia Jeopardy game and face painting, the VOICES raised $117, which will go directly to the Sea World and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Peacock feels very passionate about the conservation of sea life after a trip to Sea World this past summer. VOICE’s club motto is “Endangered Species? Not if we can help it!”

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