I was thinking about School mascots. My kids' old school
had a jaguar, now it is 'eagel'(unspecified species).
Mascots seem to be mostly perfunctory animals.
With all the wonderful animals in California, wouldn't it
be wonderful if schools actually 'adopted' a native
animal, studied it on Earth Day or built projects around
it. There could be newts, raccoons, alameda whip snakes...
Schools could have competitions for T-shirts designs
instead of getting commercial, run-of-the-mill designs.
Kudos to Santa Cruz for adopting the banana slug!
I'm originally from Sweden. I have lived in Newark, in the East Bay (of the San Francisco Bay), for the last 16 years. I have a husband, two kids in their tweens