Spring is here and with it a renewed interest in nature. Hawthorne students had an opportunity to get up close to nature without ever leaving the building! Thanks to a generous grant from the Elementary PTA, the ever-popular "The Nature of Things" program returned to HES in March. Professional naturalists brought mammals, reptiles and birds to educate and entertain the students and emphasize the importance of caring for and respecting animals of all kinds. The kids asked great questions and got a kick out of touching the furry, feathered and scaly creatures!