Alpine students learn about rainforests

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

Sparta - The Alpine School PTO recently sponsored a program for students titled “Rainforests - The Web of Life,” presented by Jack Branagan. A former fourth grade teacher Branagan has presented more than 7,000 performances in over 2,000 schools throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, and Connecticut, as well as programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The tropical rainforests are the richest sources of plant and animal life on earth, yet, at the current rate of destruction they could disappear in our lifetime. In the program, Branagan taught the students what a tropical rainforest is, where they exist, and why they are so important to the existence of life on earth.