(MURFREESBORO) Fifteen special education students at Oakland High School recently created an art display to culminate their lesson on endangered species.
As part of the lesson, the students first watched several videos on extinct species and endangered animals and marine life. Then they discussed how we can help protect these vulnerable populations. Students also looked at many examples of ocean conservation through art by other high school students from the “Science Without Boarders” website.
The display artists included 15 special education students with varying strengths and abilities making up two Special Education Core Art classes. Art instruction was given by Dr. Perry Louden and assisted by Stan Joslin, Phillips Seals, and Dr. Florence Omachonu. The display theme, “Disappearing Act” was selected by Crissy Dunn.
What viewers see in the display is of variety of endangered animals colored with the students’ preferred medium — crayons, markers, watercolors, or colored pencils. Most