Students get a Bird's Eye View of Bald Eagle
Students get a Bird's Eye View of Bald Eagle

Students in environmental science classes got a bird's eye view of a bald eagle last week when Sequoia the Eagle came to visit Serra High School.

With a wingspan of five to seven feet and weighing up to 14 pounds, this bird of prey is also the national bird of the United States.

Students learned about the bird as part of their ongoing ecology unit that is studying the ecological niche of species and how it helps science to better understand how to conserve species.

Bald eagles were brought back from the brink of extinction by analyzing food sources and recognizing ecological impacts of toxins like DDT bioaccumulation in the food chain, according to environmental science teacher Jack Kearns.