Fourth graders at Locust Valley Intermediate School had some special visitors when Volunteers for Wildlife presented its "Web of Life” program.  With snakes, birds and other animals, students met the actual creatures that are rescued and rehabilitated locally.

Naturalist Jim Jones shared his knowledge about wildlife and explained that injured animals are rescued, and after being rehabilitated, are released back into the wild. If the animals cannot be released, they become education animals. The Volunteers for Wildlife organization is located at Bailey’s Arboretum in Lattingtown.

LVI teaching assistant Caroline McBride said that instead of looking at pictures in books, students actually got to meet animals that live in their neighborhood. She said that they learned about their diets, hunting skills and special adaptations; all of which help them survive in the wild.