In support of the fifth grade science curriculum this year, both fifth grade classes at Westbrook School have adopted an endangered species from the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. through the ADOPT a Species program. The program provides medical care, food, and habitat improvements to endangered species. The program supports the National Zoo's work in the conservation and care of the world's rarest animals. Tanja Lane’s class chose to adopt the giant panda, while Sharon McNamee’s class chose to adopt the clouded leopard. There are many other species to choose from including the African lion, bald eagle, Asian elephant California sea lion and the giant anteater. For more information about the ADOPT a Species program, go to