A class of fifth grade students at recently met the red-shouldered hawk they adopted when Alicia Evans, outreach and partnerships coordinator for the Chattahoochee Nature Center brought the hawk to class last Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The hawk's adoption was part of a recent economics study in which Kati Searcy's Talented and Gifted (TAG) class developed their own business, Word Wizards.
The students were challenged to create a real-world business, decide on an original product to manufacture, choose the name of the company, decide what to do with their profit, create and then market the product. Using computer graphics to design a variety of holiday cards and then sell them, the students profits were over $500.
The profits were donated to the , where they went toward the adoption of the male red-shouldered hawk.