Grade 7 Geography Students Take Action

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After learning about the horrifying effects of conflict mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during Geography class, the grade seven students found out that mining for minerals such as coltan and diamonds is killing helpless mountain gorillas.  This inspired the students to create a Mountain Gorilla Fund.  Their goal was to raise $100 by Valentine’s Day in order to adopt a mother and infant mountain gorilla.  They have surpassed their goal and they are hoping to adopt a third gorilla!

Thanks to generous donations, the students were able to adopt one mother and two infant gorillas and they have helped Diane Fossey carry on her legacy.

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