Thursday, September 29, 2011

L.I.F.T. Foundation Launches Website

You all may remember that last year for the first time ever, I went into schools to work with elementary school children on bird identification. I had never imaged that I would work with kids on any level and to be honest, I was pretty worried about going in on the first day. It turns out that working in schools is pretty awesome especially when you are working with kids who have never been able to go explore the outdoors. Adults may enjoy the beauty of birds but they rarely exhibit the excitement and amazement that kids do.

This has pushed me to work with more and more schools and I will actually be going into my fourth different school in the last 12 months. This all started with a simple conversation with a customer at work. She happened to mention that she was purchasing bird seed for a school that she taught science lesson at. As we kept talking she told me more about the foundation that she, Susan, and her husband had started and asked if I would be willing to come in and teach the students about birds. As I said above, I was a little worried to go in and work with students but I decided it was a great opportunity and said yes. And I'm glad I did.

Susan with Students

I bring all of this up because the LIFT Foundation has just launched a new website detailing the work that they do in the Pike Township school district. Please check out the site at They do great work and make a huge difference in the quality of education for hundreds of kids!


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